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Performers' Bulletin Board

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

2014 Fall/Winter Programming

IB Awesome Award

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


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 (January - June)

 

MAINSTAGE--director: Bobby Smithney

Amy Click
Ari Stern
Ben Scurria
Bradley Taylor
Brian Agosta
Conor Allen
Holly Tarnower
Jenna O'Brien
John (Mickey) McCauley
Kate McGroarty-King
Kristina Smarz
Matt McLaughlin
Mike Morrell
Natalie Cunha
Nate lopez
Samuel Ike


 

NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY--director: Deana Criess

Ben Scurria
Brian Agosta
Christine Toohey
Corey ORourke
Danny Balel
Gregory Scott Hernandez
Johnny Lopez
Kate McGroarty-King
Kelly MacFarland
Liz Roderick
Marc Hirsh
Michael Buckley
Rachel von Ahn


 

FAMILY SHOW--director: Nate Lopez

Andy Short
Britt Mitchell
Emily DiPietro
Francesca Villa
Jamie Loftus
Johnny Lopez
Joseph Gels
Katie Greenman
Kevin Miller
Lauren Robinson
Luke Bruneaux
Mac Gostow
Matt Bistany 
Noel Naczi
Rachel von Ahn


 

FACE OFF--director: John Serpico

Amy Frizzi
Annie Kozakiewicz
Camilo Aladro
Casey Stoddard
Ceara O'Sullivan
Dan Chapman
Dana Jay Bein
Kelly MacFarland
Liz Roderick
Mary Largenton
Matthew Walczak
Nate Stoddard
Nick Garner
Sara Burns
Shawn Musgrave

 

TOP SHELF

 

 

GREAT LAKES--director: Peter Fenzel

Alie Bornstein
Ben Snitkoff
Drew Bligh
Gregory Scott Hernandez
Jessica Regan-Messer
Jo Sulin
Tim Hannafin
Tim Stonelake


 

SPECTER--director: Ben Walsh

Andrew Barlow
Ben Scurria
Brendon Bates
Conor Allen
Jeff Chou
Michelle McNulty
Mike McDonald
Ryan Kiessling
Sasha Goldberg
 

VICEROY--director: Nils Vaule

Danny Balel
Andy Devlin
Katie Pentedemos
Marc Campasano
Marissa Buie
Max Kreisky
Moiramarie Notarstefano
Peter Overzet
Rachel Andelman
 

NEW TEAM--director: Jeremiah Jordan

Alex Tennant
Amy Click
Ben Walsh
Dave Grinstead
Ian Dyer
Jeremiah Jordan
Priya Shanmugam

 

NEW TEAM - director: Ben Snitkoff

Ben Sandler
Jason Haas
John MacGregor
Laurie Berarducci
MB Makara
Russell Sickinger
Stuart Licht
Zach Bain

 

FRESH BLEND

 

NEW TEAM--directors: Ryan Sheely & Rachel Dougnac

Alden Masters
Devin Quinlan
Eric Frieden
Jack McNamara
Kelsey Lawler
Molly Brenner
Padraic O'Connor
Sarah Pelrin
Taylor Cotter

 

NEW TEAM--directors: Alie Bornstein & Jeff Chou

Amanda Sousa
Conor Garrison
Eric Victor
Josh Bressler
Lauren Magnuson
Pat Kearnan
Patrick Franklin
Rebecca Litwack
Sumeet Sarin
Tim Lanning


 

 


2014 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. The remaining meetings for 2014 are scheduled for:
 
July 22 - Meeting Minutes
September 23 - Meeting Minutes
November 11 - 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

National Touring Company

Harold Night--Top Shelf

Harold Night--Fresh Blend

Studio 40

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)