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IMPROV 301 Wednesdays 630PM - 9PM Starts 10/19/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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 201 Sundays 2PM - 4PM Starts 10/23/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 23, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

Elyse Schuerman

Elyse has been performing, teaching, and directing at ImprovBoston since 1999. Her favorite projects include: Radio Hour, John Hughes High, UnNatural Selection, and Misunderstood: Improvised Rock Opera. Elyse studied under such masters as Joe Bill, Susan Messing, Todd Stashwick, and Mick Napier. Elyse was a member of the Mainstage cast from 1999-2011 and currently co-produces the Women in Comedy Festival.

More About Elyse

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Saturdays 230PM - 430PM Starts 10/22/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 22, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  6. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  8. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 201 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 10/22/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 22, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 201 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 10/22/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 10/20/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
Instructor:

Dan Chapman

Teaching Style: I like to have a class that you will have a lot of fun in, but also feel challenged by. I want you to grow as an improviser and to push you to the your next level with your improv through general tips and tricks I have learned throughout the years, and through more personal feedback. I want you to fall in love with improv, just like I did through classes at ImprovBoston"

Bio: Dan has been a member of the ImprovBoston community since 2008 and can currently be seen as a part of the ImprovBoston Mainstage. Along with Lauren Chapman, he is involved with a improvised musical tribute to 500 Days of Summer and The Last Five Years called 5 Years of Summer that watches 2 fictitious characters fall in and out of love. He is an alumni of the ImprovBoston Family Show, Face Off, All Access, Harold Night and MOSAIC.

More About Dan

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 201 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 10/19/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Upper
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 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 10/23/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 23, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 10/23/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 23, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 20, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 18, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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

IMPROV 101 Saturdays 12PM - 2PM Starts 10/22/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 22, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
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

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 10/20/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Training Center Lower
Instructor:

David Marino

David Marino has been performing, writing, directing and coaching improv and scripted theater in the Boston area for over 20 years. In addition to performing with ImprovBoston MainStage for almost a decade, he produced several innovative shows exclusively for the theater including Archipelago, UnNatural Selection, Continuum, Center Mike, Code Duello, the attendance record-breaking Groaners and Boners, Red Alert!, and the award-winning Agent Spy, which was showcased at the 2004 Chicago Improv Festival. He has written and directed a number of plays and musicals throughout the region including the Boston One-Minute Play Festival, Shtick it to Vaudeville, and the critically acclaimed Pirate Lives: The Musical! Specializing in theater-based interpersonal communications David has been coaching industry leaders for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, non-profit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies. David is the founding director of Groaners for Donors, a performance-based fundraising production company “dedicated to raising money for your nonprofit organization by providing a unique comedy experience. We make the funny, you make the money!”

More About David

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 101 Thursdays 1PM - 3PM Starts 10/20/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 20, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  7. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  8. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, December 18, 2016 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 Wednesdays 4PM - 6PM Starts 10/19/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 19, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 10/19/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 16 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, October 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 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

Teen Troupe Grades 9-12 Starts 9/15/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL page.

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School
The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
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: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 9-12 Starts 9/15/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Youth Troupe Grades 6-8 Starts 9/15/16

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL page.

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School
The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Date(s):
  1. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Thursday, September 22, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
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: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 6-8 Starts 9/15/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/8/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 8, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 15, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 22, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Monday, September 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 26, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Ben Scurria

Ben Scurria has been part of the ImprovBoston community for five years. He is cast member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage, National Touring Company and the Harold team, Rabbit. He has also been part of the cast of Face Off, Rich Uncle and countless other shows at ImprovBoston. Before moving to Boston, Ben lived and worked as an actor and teacher in Southern Vermont.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 501 Mondays 4PM - 630PM Starts 8/8/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Advanced Scenework

Advanced Scenework

Prerequisite: IMPROV 401

Maximum Number of Students: 14

IMPROV 601 Sundays 3PM - 530PM Starts 8/14/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 14, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
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: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Sundays 3PM - 530PM Starts 8/14/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/8/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 8, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Monday, September 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Kate McGroarty

Kate McGroarty is a current member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Music Improv Casts, the Director of All Access Improv and a proud teacher for the IB Comedy School. She is an alumni of ImprovBoston's Touring Company, Musical Improv Group Hidden Falls and Long Form show White Rabbit. Her Chicago credits include performances in Music Improv Groups One Night Only and Slow Clap Symphony, Sketch group Shanna’s Mom and work with Griffin Theatre, Remy Bummpo and Steep Theatre companies as well as various commercial and short film appearances. She is a graduate of the conservatory programs at The Second City Training Center and the theater program at Northwestern University.

More About Kate

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - IMPROV 601 Mondays 630PM - 9PM Starts 8/8/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

IMPROV 501 Sundays 11AM - 130PM Starts 8/14/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, July 8 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, August 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Ben Snitkoff

Ben got his start in comedy and performance at sleepover camp in the early 90s. He's since been in too many musicals and one acts to count. In college he started to hone his talent for improv. After graduation, Ben moved to Boston, and then joined ImprovBoston community in 2008. He's since completed the Improv and Harold programs and joined the cast of Marjean, then Shays' Rebellion, Plan B, Ginsburg, The Rack, The Abundance, War Cupcake, and other Harold Night teams. Ben performs two to three times a month as part of Harold Night. Ben also performs with other groups, including We'll Fix it in Post, Awkward by Proxy, and Oh Boy. He has also directed a resident cast, and is a former teacher in the ImprovBoston Comedy School.

More About Ben

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com