Laughter Matters - So Does Your DonationAs a nonprofit comedy theater with a mission to serve the community through laughter, ImprovBoston is more than just a performance venue. Our performers and community members gather here to embrace the power of comedy on and off stage, but we couldn't do it without your support.
For the month of April, ImprovBoston is working to raise $20,000. With your help, we can cover some of the expenses associated with the initiatives listed below.
NEW APPLIED IMPROV PROGRAMS
From our industry-leading anti-bullying workshops in schools across New England to our pro bono work in community after-school programs to interactive fundraising shows with sister nonprofit organizations, the National Touring Company extends our mission beyond the walls of our theater.
We are currently developing new applied improv programs for people living with autism, Alzheimer’s, PTSD, and drug addiction; we can only do that with more funding.
- Curriculum Development and Testing:
$3,000 - $5,000
- Ongoing pro-bono & discounted mission-centric programs: $15,000 per year
Many of ImprovBoston’s performers, producers, and directors are volunteers. Although we are a small nonprofit, it’s an important part of our vision to have at least a few areas of the theater where we are able to compensate our artists.
Beginning in the Fall of 2016, we will begin paying the directors of every resident cast at ImprovBoston.
- Director Pay (11 resident casts): $12,000-$15,000
When we moved into our current space in 2008, our organization was much smaller and hosted fewer shows. Fast forward seven years to 2015, where we had over 50,000 people come to see shows and over 2,000 people taking classes at the theater!
With the increased foot traffic, our theater, lobby, and classroom spaces are in desperate need of an overhaul, and the money we’re raising will help us cover the expense of upgrading them.
- Lobby Makeover (new floor, fixtures, complete overhaul): $5,000-$8,000
- Other Facility Upgrades (new paint, chairs, carpets, restroom makeover, soundproofing): $12,000
Your donation to ImprovBoston could create change in your community, pay artists for their work, or make your theater-going experience a little more comfy. Best of all: it's tax-deductible!
Thank you for your support!