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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 Questions Directory (who to ask about what)
ImprovBoston Pipeline Graphics (Respective Links Below)
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.
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:
MAINSTAGE--director: Mike Descoteaux
NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY--director: Deana Criess
Dana Jay Bein
Rachel von Ahn
FAMILY SHOW--director: Nate Lopez
FACE OFF--director: John Serpico
All Access Improv--director: Kate McGroarty-King
Rachel von Ahn
GREAT LAKES--director: Peter Fenzel
RABBIT--director: Ben Walsh
Duchess--director: Jeremiah Jordan
Skateboard Graveyard--director: Michelle McNulty
GROVE -- director: Ryan Kiessling
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)
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.
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
FOR ACCEPTED PROPOSALS & SHOWS WITH ROTATING ACTS
BEHIND THE SCENES
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)