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Musical Improv Bootcamp - 5/20-21

Musical Improv Bootcamp

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, May 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

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: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - Musical Improv Bootcamp
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 7PM - 9PM

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

***THE PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW COMPLETION OF IMPROV 601.***


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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, June 4, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Comedic Songwriting - Starts 05/07/14 (Two weeks)

Comedic Songwriting

A 2-week workshop.

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

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: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $99.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Starts 03/19/17 Sundays 730PM - 930PM

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL 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, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  6. Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 7, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Sundays 7PM - 9PM Starts 3/19/17
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Starts 03/16/17 Thursdays 630PM - 830PM

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL IMPROV 101 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 - 8:30 pm
  2. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Musical Improv Bootcamp - 5/20-21

Musical Improv Bootcamp

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Sunday, May 21, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

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: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $250.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 25 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, January 8, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Steve Gilbane

STEPHEN GILBANE has been accompanying improv troupes and teaching improvisers to make up songs on the spot since joining ImprovBoston in 1992, when the troupe developed their signature longform improvised musical format. He was artistic director (1999-2005) of Musical Improv Company, an improvisational troupe that specialized in developing and performing full-length improvised musicals, and currently is music director of Hidden Falls, ImprovBoston’s house musical improv cast. He has composed music for nine of ImprovBoston’s annual Halloween scripted musical Gorefest productions, and co-written several short musicals and one full-length show (Showstopper! A High-Tech Musical, based on a startup company in the mid-1980’s). He was composer & co-lyricist for Pirate Lives, a full-length musical involving Noel Coward characters and pirates, that premiered in Boston in 2012.

More About Steve

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 7PM - 9PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 25 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, January 8, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 19, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Starts 01/03/17 Tuesdays 630PM - 830PM

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 25 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, January 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Sundays 7PM - 9PM Starts 10/23/16

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL 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, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Sunday, November 13, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Sunday, November 20, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Sunday, November 27, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

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: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Sundays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/14/16

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL IMPROV 101 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, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 8/8/16

For a description of this class, please see the MUSICAL IMPROV 101 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 - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, September 5, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/23/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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 23, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Monday, June 6, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: 620 Massachusetts Ave.
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Mondays 630PM - 830PM Starts 5/23/16
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 6/5/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 22 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, June 5, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Steve Sarro

Steve Sarro is a resident ImprovBoston music director and instructor of musical improv. A graduate of Berklee School of Music, he is a pianist, guitarist, bassist, singer, and composer. He can regularly be seen music directing shows for ImprovBoston’s home and touring shows. He recently served as music director for WE’RE GONNA DIE (Company One & A.R.T.), and works as a music director and director for Artbarn, a youth theater program in Brookline.

More About Steve

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 201 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 3/20/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, February 12 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 20, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, April 10, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Jeff Kimball

Jeff Kimball is a Music Director at ImprovBoston. In 2015 he was co-MD of GoreFest 13, and MD of the IB Holiday Spectacular. Jeff has been improvising across the Northeast, both on stage & behind the keyboard, since sometime in the previous millennium. He is also a frequent Music Director for community theatre productions, among other musical ventures. If you play your cards right, you might see him playing banjo and accordion unironically in public. By day, he's an actor/musician/educator with Urban Improv.

More About Jeff

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

Intro to Music Direction - 1/30/16

Intro to Music Direction

Date(s):
  1. Saturday, January 30, 2016, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
TBA - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

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: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $50.00
Registration: Eventbrite - Intro to Music Direction
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 1/10/16

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 20 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, January 10, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, February 7, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Steve Gilbane

STEPHEN GILBANE has been accompanying improv troupes and teaching improvisers to make up songs on the spot since joining ImprovBoston in 1992, when the troupe developed their signature longform improvised musical format. He was artistic director (1999-2005) of Musical Improv Company, an improvisational troupe that specialized in developing and performing full-length improvised musicals, and currently is music director of Hidden Falls, ImprovBoston’s house musical improv cast. He has composed music for nine of ImprovBoston’s annual Halloween scripted musical Gorefest productions, and co-written several short musicals and one full-length show (Showstopper! A High-Tech Musical, based on a startup company in the mid-1980’s). He was composer & co-lyricist for Pirate Lives, a full-length musical involving Noel Coward characters and pirates, that premiered in Boston in 2012.

More About Steve

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 101 Wednesdays 630PM - 830PM Starts 10/14/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 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 14, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: Cambridge Family YMCA
Instructor:

Steve Sarro

Steve Sarro is a resident ImprovBoston music director and instructor of musical improv. A graduate of Berklee School of Music, he is a pianist, guitarist, bassist, singer, and composer. He can regularly be seen music directing shows for ImprovBoston’s home and touring shows. He recently served as music director for WE’RE GONNA DIE (Company One & A.R.T.), and works as a music director and director for Artbarn, a youth theater program in Brookline.

More About Steve

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 301 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 10/11/15

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

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, September 11 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 11, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

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: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - MUSICAL IMPROV 301 Sundays 130PM - 330PM Starts 10/11/15
Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com

MUSICAL IMPROV 301

Musical Improv 301

Prerequisite: MUSICAL IMPROV 201

Maximum Number of Students: