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IMPROV 101 Starts 06/02/17 Fridays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Friday, June 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Friday, July 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Friday, July 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Friday, July 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 101 Fridays 630PM - 830PM Starts 6/2/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/25/17 Thursdays 1PM - 3PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Thursday, June 1, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Thursday, June 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, June 15, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Thursday, June 22, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  8. Thursday, July 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Misch Whitaker

Teaching Style: I truly enjoy introducing people to the world of improv and because of that I'm passionate about the early levels. My class is a safe, comfortable space for people to explore their creativity and imaginations without fear of judgement or failure. I move through exercises at the pace of my students and provide direct side coaching to ensure that every one is getting the most out of each drill. In between exercises I leave room for questions or clarifications so that each new skill set can be understood before moving on to the next. Each weekly class leading up to the Showcase Show ends with an opportunity for students to process and reflect with one another about their progress so that my students can grow not only as individuals but as a cohesive team who will be able to support one another fully on stage at the end of eight weeks.

Bio: Misch Whitaker, the resident director at Catalyst Comedy, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She's the smaller half of the two person musical improv show Pat and Misch Break Up, and is a member of the international touring company Big Bang. Misch coaches and teaches improv for kids of all ages at various schools and community organizations. Back at Catalyst Comedy she directs and performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.), KERPLUNK! and Dirty Disney.

More About Misch

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/24/17 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Kristina Smarz

Currently a member of ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Kristina has over 20 years of experience performing, as well as directing and teaching those of all ability levels. She first joined IB in 2004 as a member of Theatersports and has since then performed with the Touring Company, Mainstage, Face Off and various showcase shows such as Slainte, Girls’ Night Out, LuvBoat, Gorefest and Spice, which she directed and co-produced. As writer and producer, Kristina was a founding member of the Ruckus and Boston News Net. She also has a handful of local commercial and theatrical credits to her name, is a member of the Improv Asylum’s NXT cast, the Majestic Theater’s in-house troupe the Majesters and is pretty handy with a pneumatic nail gun. Kristina has a BA in Theater (and English) and has studied at ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum, Williamstown Theater Festival, numerous workshops and tends to talk to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter @Smarzipantz, but barely ever tweets so feels a pang of guilt every time she gets a new follower. She likes lots of stuff and is genuinely curious how you’re doing.

More About Kristina

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/24/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

More About Corey

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/23/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Nathaniel T. Lopez

Teaching Style: I emphasize the importance of emotional sincerity and the embracement of the stupid! I'll help you find your inner kid all while honing your ability to see the silly in real life.

Bio: Nate began at ImprovBoston as a member of the Family Show in January of 2013. A product of the IB Comedy School, he is currently a cast member on the IB Mainstage and the director of the annual original spooky play, Gorefest. Previously, he was the director of the acclaimed Family Show. He credits his time served on the submarine USS Los Angeles and his 2 sons as the source of his "comedy." Nate has been known to be self deprecating from time to time. Please love him.

More About Nate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Starts 05/22/17 Mondays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 101 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, May 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Lauren Chapman

Lauren is a member of ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, 101 Instructor and producer of Studio 40. Past IB productions include: Harold Night (The Mantle & Bigfoot), MIC: Musical Improv Cast, Family Show, All Access Improv, Murder Night: Don't Fear the Repurge, Gorefest the 13th, The Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful, among many of studio shows. Outside of IB, Lauren is an actress for both screen and stage and very occasionally, portrays Disney Princesses for children's birthday parties. She regularly performs with Boston's Unscripted Musical Project (BUMP) and plays Matt Damon in LL Production Company's "Matt & Ben." She highly enjoys swing sets. Follow her on twitter @LaurenChappa and check out her website: www.laurenchappa.com

More About Lauren

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Clowning for Improvisers with Shara Tonn - 06/03/17

Clowning for Improvisers

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, June 3, 2017, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $65.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

The Two-Person Scene with Peter Kim - 04/07/17

The Two Person Scene

Date(s):
  1. Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

TBA

About

Tuition: $45.00
Registration: Eventbrite - The Two-Person Scene
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

ADVANCED SCENEWORK Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

For a description of this class, please see the Advanced Scenework page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Jenna O'Brien

Jenna O'Brien was born and raised in Boston and if you have ever talked to her you would know that. She began acting when she was a freshman at Bowdoin College where she graduated with an Art History and Visual Arts major and a theater minor. In 2008, Jenna started taking improv classes at ImprovBoston and it has since taken over her life. Jenna has had the privilege of performing in many of ImprovBoston’s Comedy Lab and Showcase shows such as ‘Wheel Of Austen: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel’, ‘Gorefest VIII: Cirque du Slaughte’, and ‘Camping with Friends’. She was a producer for the Comedy Lab, a member of ‘Face Off’ for over 3 years, and is currently a member of the Mainstage Ensemble.

More About Jenna

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 2PM - 430PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Sara Burns

Sara Burns is a cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and National Touring Company, director of Saturday night's Face Off, and teaches several courses in our Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Face Off, Harold Night, and Studio 40, and adds many sketch shows, studio runs and national festivals to her credits. Sara is a current cast member of national free-form group Big Bang Improv and IB's Musical Improv Cast, and is a professional stage and screen actor in the Boston area. Her offstage passions include plant life, poetry, and puns.

More About Sara

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Starts 03/13/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 601 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 3/13/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 430PM - 7PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Michelle McNulty

Michelle McNulty started performing weekly at ImprovBoston in 2002 as part of the Micetro & UnNatural Selection casts. She currently performs in Friday Night Faceoff. She has performed in several past Showcase Shows including The Robert Cycle, Backstory, Playbook, Luv Boat, Agent Spy and Convoy. She has performed in & written for numerous sketch shows including the Ruckus, Off Book, Tales from the Script, Skitches, the ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular & the Mumbling Prophets. She has appeared in several scripted shows including French Kiss Me Kate, Atreus and Double Feature. Her first original play, Turning Out the Lights, recently debuted as part of Double Feature. She spent twelve of her first sixteen years dancing and has provided choreography for Gorefest, French Kiss Me Kate, Tales from the Script, Groaners and Boners: Schtick it to Vaudeville & the Boston News Net: Election Night Special. Michelle will attempt stand-up comedy, especially if you buy her a drink first.

More About Michelle

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Starts 03/13/17 Mondays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 501 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, April 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

MaryBeth DeKara

Teaching Style: I think of my classes as little communities within the greater ImprovBoston community. I put a strong emphasis in creating a fun, safe, and welcoming space for all my students so that their most creative selves can show up each week- ready to play. I celebrate silliness and work hard to help students rediscover a childlike energy and spirit towards having fun.

Bio: MaryBeth "MB" DeKara is so excited to be a cast member at ImprovBoston! MB holds a Bachelors degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters Degree in Theatre in Education from Emerson College . She has worked as a professional actor, arts administrator, and instructor since 2003 in North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts. Joining the Boston comedy world by way of the Tribe Theater's Sea Mission: Aquanauts Prime, in 2006, MB has been performing on various teams for over a decade. At ImprovBoston, she has previously held the positions of Assistant to the Managing Director and producer of the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. MB has been a cast member and instructor at ImprovBoston since 2009 on such casts as On Deck, Shays' Rebellion, The ImprovBoston Family Show, Rich Uncle, Panamax, The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, Rabbit and The Mantle. She is currently performing in Harold Night on Wednesday nights. MB teaches levels 101-501 in the ImprovBoston comedy school, come take class with her and discover the holistic power of Improv!

More About MaryBeth

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 11AM - 130PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Teaching Style: I have a passion for unlocking my students' potential through concise, direct side coaching and notes. I use positively-phrased challenges that students can act on mid-scene. My style is equal parts supportive and structured. While not unnecessarily blunt, I believe my students find the most growth through action-oriented feedback that identifies specific goals for each individual and the ensemble. In the moment, I'll encourage you to do more of what's already great and afterwards, we'll explore why it worked.

Bio: Liz Roderick, a graduate of the ImprovBoston school, is thrilled and honored to be performing with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. Liz teaches Level 201 and 301 and loves encouraging, challenging and coaching the theater's next generation of super-stars. She is beyond excited to be working, both performing and as admin support, for a place that has brought her so much joy over the last 5 years. In her spare time, Liz loves running, yoga, snuggling up with a good book, her incredible group of friends, living in Cambridge, her family, and her baby Penny who is, unbiasedly, the best and cutest baby that has ever lived.

More About Liz

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 03/18/17 Saturdays 12PM - 230PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  2. Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  5. Saturday, April 15, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  6. Saturday, April 29, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Liz Roderick

Teaching Style: I have a passion for unlocking my students' potential through concise, direct side coaching and notes. I use positively-phrased challenges that students can act on mid-scene. My style is equal parts supportive and structured. While not unnecessarily blunt, I believe my students find the most growth through action-oriented feedback that identifies specific goals for each individual and the ensemble. In the moment, I'll encourage you to do more of what's already great and afterwards, we'll explore why it worked.

Bio: Liz Roderick, a graduate of the ImprovBoston school, is thrilled and honored to be performing with ImprovBoston's National Touring Company. Liz teaches Level 201 and 301 and loves encouraging, challenging and coaching the theater's next generation of super-stars. She is beyond excited to be working, both performing and as admin support, for a place that has brought her so much joy over the last 5 years. In her spare time, Liz loves running, yoga, snuggling up with a good book, her incredible group of friends, living in Cambridge, her family, and her baby Penny who is, unbiasedly, the best and cutest baby that has ever lived.

More About Liz

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 03/16/17 Thursdays 1PM - 330PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Morrell

Teaching Style: I think it's my job to make you a better improviser. If there are bad habits, let's break them, if there are weak choices, let's strengthen them, if you're doing the same thing all the time, let's play. Ill give you honest feedback that's easy to incorporate, and tell you the things I think you need to hear. I'll push you to be better and if you'd like to grow as an improviser, then I'd love to help. To check out reviews of me, go to TheMikeMorrell.com

Bio: Mike has been acting and doing comedy for 15 yrs. You may have seen him alongside Denzel Washington in the Equalizer or shredding documents in a "what not to do" training video. As for Mike's teaching, he will be honest with you about why scenes are working or not working and help you find new ways to create successful games. When not doing improv, he'll be found playing with dogs or playing with humans or playing with strangers, he loves it, so he's always playing. (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 301 Thursdays 1PM - 330PM Starts 3/16/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 03/16/17 Thursdays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

Teaching Style: My hope is to help every student learn about who they are as an artist of improv. I push my students to take big risks, fail brilliantly, then get back up and go try it again. My class is a place for exploration, not fear. I instruct and side coach in a way that encourages students to internalize the lesson, occasionally getting them to try on a performance style that's initially uncomfortable. Let's find out what works for you and what doesn't by doing it. Discover instead of script. Commit to your emotional and physical choices. Show me what's fun, show me what's possible.

Bio: Greg originally hails from Dallas, Texas where he trained and directed at the Dallas Comedy House. He joined the ImprovBoston community four years ago as part of Harold Night. Since that time Greg has taken on several projects including Magic: The Gathering: The Show, performing with partner Ari Stern in Two Gentlemen, joining as a traveling member of Will Luera's Big Bang, performing with The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and producing One Man Army which regularly features his solo-improv act The Greg Show. Outside of improv, Greg is a marketing professional and a major geek.

More About Gregory

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 301 Starts 03/15/17 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 301 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Gregory Scott

Teaching Style: My hope is to help every student learn about who they are as an artist of improv. I push my students to take big risks, fail brilliantly, then get back up and go try it again. My class is a place for exploration, not fear. I instruct and side coach in a way that encourages students to internalize the lesson, occasionally getting them to try on a performance style that's initially uncomfortable. Let's find out what works for you and what doesn't by doing it. Discover instead of script. Commit to your emotional and physical choices. Show me what's fun, show me what's possible.

Bio: Greg originally hails from Dallas, Texas where he trained and directed at the Dallas Comedy House. He joined the ImprovBoston community four years ago as part of Harold Night. Since that time Greg has taken on several projects including Magic: The Gathering: The Show, performing with partner Ari Stern in Two Gentlemen, joining as a traveling member of Will Luera's Big Bang, performing with The ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and producing One Man Army which regularly features his solo-improv act The Greg Show. Outside of improv, Greg is a marketing professional and a major geek.

More About Gregory

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 2PM - 4PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Danny Balel

Teaching Style: I believe in organic discovery, emotional commitment, and allowing yourself to be goofy onstage and off. My style reflects these three components. Through side coaching, targeted exercises, and the release of laughter my classes focus on breaking down inhibitions and trusting your instincts. It is my core belief that being silly is as useful as being in control.

Bio: Danny Balel has been teaching and performing for over ten years. He teaches Theater at Clark University, and he has taught in the public schools of Worcester, Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. In addition, Danny teaches at Improv Boston, everything from weekly classes, workshops, to birthday parties. Currently he is a member of Improv Boston's Touring Company and Mainstage. He also directs the Top Shelf team Ghost Light, The Greg Show: A one Man Improvised Extravaganza, and Something Wicked: Improvised Shakespearean Comedy. Danny has performed with Kevin Macdonald and Joe Bill, and has taken workshops with Mike Birbiglia, Liz Allen, and Susan Messing. He believes that improv should be playful, focused, and above all fun. He lives in Davis Square, Somerville, and enjoys candied yams, big dogs, and baking. Danny was also interviewed by Jimmy Carrane for the Improv Nerd podcast (http://jimmycarrane.com/podcasts/122-danny-balel/).

More About Danny

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Starts 03/18/17 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 201 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 10 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/cagematch

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, March 25, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, April 15, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, April 29, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Erik Volkert

Erik Volkert is an instructor at ImprovBoston, and has been performing at ImprovBoston since 2001. He is an alumni of the Micetro, Theatersports, and The Buskers casts, and has appeared in many shows, most recently Magic: The Gathering: The Show, and The Jam every Sunday.

More About Erik

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com