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Welcome to the Performers' Bulletin Board. Members of our performing community can check here regularly for audition announcements, community meeting dates, and follow-ups on issues important to all who call ImprovBoston home. 

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Currently on the Bulletin Board:

IB Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

2015 Spring/Summer Programming Roster

IB Awesome Award

Recording One Sheet

IB Questions Directory (who to ask about what)

Artistic Vision

What We Stand For

2015 Resident Cast Rosters

Our Shows: a performer's guide

IP @IB

IB Organazation Overview

Stand-Up@IB
 

ImprovBoston Pipeline Graphics (Respective Links Below)


Artistic Vision

Hello ImprovBoston Cast and Crew,
 
As promised, here is the roughly 35 page Artistic Vision in its entirety. The google doc is interactive and includes a section at the end with questions that might come up. If you're reading in one sitting, I'd leave 45-60 minutes. No initiative or decision in this Vision stands alone; please do read the entire document carefully so you have a solid understanding of the transparent intentions, context and larger goals at play. This is also a great opportunity to gain a fuller appreciation for the incredible mission and scope of ImprovBoston today. Make note of questions and ideas as you go along so you can bring those to any upcoming Coffee Break.
 
2013
 
 
2014
 
 
 
With respect,
Mike D

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Artistic Director, Mike Descoteaux, talks with the ImprovBoston Blog about the mission of this remarkable nonprofit organization. If you have questions about what we believe in, how we serve the community (both performers and audiences), and the importance of the work behind the laughs, this is a quick read you don't want to miss:

Artistic Directions: an interview with IB's AD


2015 RESIDENT CASTS (June - December 2015)

 

MAINSTAGE--director: Mike Descoteaux

Ari Stern
Ben Scurria
Brian Agosta
Conor Allen
Holly Tarnower
Jenna O'Brien
Kate McGroarty-King
Kristina Smarz
Matt McLaughlin
Mike Morrell
Natalie Cunha
Nate lopez
Samuel Ike
Bobby Smithney
Quentin James
Sara Burns


 

NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY--director: Deana Criess

Ben Scurria
Casey Stoddard
Corey ORourke
Dana  Jay Bein
Danny Balel
Gregory Scott
Kate McGroarty-King
Kelly MacFarland
Liz Roderick
Marc Hirsh
Michael Buckley
Mike  Morrell
Quentin James
Rachel von Ahn
Rosena Cornet
Sara Burns


 

FAMILY SHOW--director: Nate Lopez

Alden Masters
Ben Sandler
Emily DiPietro
Johnny Lopez
Joseph Gels
Katie Greenman
Kelsey Lawler
Lauren Robinson
Luke Bruneaux
Marianne Smith
Matt Bistany 
Molly Bourque
Noel Naczi
Shiyanbade Animashaun


 

FACE OFF--director: John Serpico

Amy Frizzi
Andrew Barlow
Annie Kozakiewicz
Autumn Gillette
Bradley Taylor
Ceara  O'Sullivan
Dan Chapman
Ian Dyer
John MacGregor
Kelly  MacFarland
Liz Roderick
Mary  Largenton
Matthew Walczak
Nick Garner
 
All Access Improv--director: Kate McGroarty-King
Britt Mitchell
Ceara O'Sullivan
Conor Garrison
Corey ORourke
Dan Chapman
Danny Balel
Emily DiPietro
Lauren Magnuson
Luke Bruneaux
Matt Bistany 
Molly Brenner
Natalie Wadia
Nate Stoddard
Rachel von Ahn

 

TOP SHELF

 

 

GREAT LAKES--director: Peter Fenzel

Ben Snitkoff
Caroline McCallum
Jo Sulin
Max Kreisky
Moiramarie Notarstefano
Shawn Musgrave
Tim Hannafin
Tim Stonelake


 

RABBIT--director: Ben Walsh

Andrew Barlow
Ben Scurria
Brendon Bates
Conor Allen
Jeff Chou
MB Makara
Michelle McNulty
Ryan Kiessling
 

Duchess--director: Jeremiah Jordan

Ben Walsh
Dave Grinstead
Drew Bligh
Jeremiah Jordan
Laura Merli
Luke Bruneaux
Marissa Buie
Molly Brenner

 

 

 

FRESH BLEND

 

Skateboard Graveyard--director: Michelle McNulty

Christina Moreno
Eric Frieden
Molly Bourque
Pat Kearnan
Priya Shanmugam
Rachel Andelman
Russell Sickinger
Taylor Cotter

 

GROVE -- director: Ryan Kiessling

Brittany Perro
Daniel Burke
Devin Quinlan
Ian  Dyer
Jackie Presedo
Liz Jukovsky
Padraic O'Connor
Sumeet Sarin
Teddy Myers


 

 


IB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE

As of the May 20 meeting, the first 30-45 minutes of every meeting of the ImprovBoston Board of Directors will be open to members of the IB Community. Board Meetings take place once every 2 months. The remaining meetings for 2014 are scheduled for:
 
May 20, 2014 - Meeting Minutes
July 22, 2014 - Meeting Minutes
September 23, 2014 - Meeting Minutes
November 11, 2014 - Meeting Minutes
January 20, 2015 - Meeting Minutes
March 25, 2015 - Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2015 - Meeting Minutes
 
(all meetings start at 6PM unless otherwise noted)
 

STAND-UP @ImprovBoston

Curious about ImprovBoston's unique approach to Stand-Up? This one sheet reflects the fantastic suggestions provided by our performers at Townhalls, in meetings with the artistic director and producers, etc. A more thorough picture of how Stand-Up features at IB is presented in the Artistic Vision. Any other suggestions, questions or ideas are always welcome.

IB Stand Up Principles


IB'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PRINCIPLES

Congrulations, IB! We have triumphantly reached the end of a nearly two-year long research, exploration and review period of our approach to intellectual property. Far from technocratic, this extended conversation solidifies the very principles we, as a community of artists, believe in. We also are able to confidently put in writing what it means to be a truly collaborative theater. We intend to use the current policy and contracts for years to come. However, if changes are needed to future contracts, IB is committed to continuing its work openly with the community to ensure everyone's rights are clearly laid out and protected.  Major gratitude goes to Ben Snitkoff, Will Luera, the Board and all those in the community who helped shape the IP Principles.

So what does this mean for me?  Show submitters will be asked to read through our IP Principles and confirm that they're on board with the plain-English concepts laid out to protect both the artist and IB's ability to continue providing opportunities. If submitters wish to dive into contracting (for instance, in the case of a proposed rental or an exclusive-run scripted musical), they will have that option. However, our goal is to keep the IP considerations as simple and positive as possible.

Read the IB IP Principles


OUR SHOWS--WHAT PERFORMERS CAN EXPECT

RESIDENT SHOWS

Mainstage

Face Off

Family Show

All Access Improv

National Touring Company

Harold Night--Top Shelf

Harold Night--Fresh Blend

Studio 40

Resident Cast Performer Welcome Packet

FOR ACCEPTED PROPOSALS & SHOWS WITH ROTATING ACTS

Battle Royale

Comedy Lab

Cagematch

The JAM

Showcase Shows

SketchHaus

Studio Shows

BEHIND THE SCENES

Hosting Guide

IB IP Principles

Marketing for Independent Shows

Outside Opportunities: doing shows beyond IB

Performer Guest Comp Policy

Cast/Crew Discount Guide


ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Below are a few resources detailing what we do and how we're structured. Enjoy!

What We Do (a bird's eye view of the branches of ImprovBoston)

Org Chart (the management structure of ImprovBoston)