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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

2014 Fall/Winter Programming

IB Awesome Award

IB Questions Directory (who to ask about what)

Artistic Vision

What We Stand For

2014 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.
 
Happy reading!
 
 
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


2014 RESIDENT CASTS (June - December)

 

MAINSTAGE--director: Bobby Smithney

Ben Scurria
Bradley Taylor
Brian Agosta
Conor Allen
Natalie Cunha
Holly Tarnower
Jenna O'Brien
Ken Breese
Kristina Smarz
Matt McLaughlin
Mickey McCauley
Mike Morrell
Nate Lopez
Sam Ike
Bobby Smithney


 

NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY--director: Deana Criess

Ben Scurria
Brian Agosta
Corey ORourke
Danny Balel
Emily Holland
Johnny Lopez
Kelly MacFarland
Ken Breese
Marc Hirsh
MaryBeth Makara
Mike Zakarian
Molly Cahen
Nils Vaule
Peter Overzet
Rachel von Ahn
Ryan Coil


 

FAMILY SHOW--director: Nate Lopez & Will Luera

Britt Mitchell
Dan Chapman
Emily DiPietro
Francesca Villa
Johnny Lopez
Joseph Gels
Kevin Miller
Lauren Robinson
Luke Bruneaux
Mac Gostow
Matthew Bistany
Rachel von Ahn
Zachary Wilson


 

FACE OFF--director: John Serpico

Annie Kozakiewicz
Ari Stern
Camilo Aladro
Ceara O'Sullivan
Christine Toohey
Dana Jay Bein
Elizabeth (Liz) Roderick
Erik Volkert
Jeremiah Jordan
Marcelo Illarmo
Mickey McCauley
Nate Stoddard
Nicholas Garner
Sara Burns

 

TOP SHELF

FIRST DATE - director: Ben Snitkoff

Amy Click
Drew Bligh
Ian Dyer
Katie Pentedemos
Mark Robson
Michelle McNulty
Paul Dome
Russ Sickinger
Stuart Licht


 

GREAT LAKES--director: Peter Fenzel

Ben Snitkoff
Brian Donnelly
Dan Chonde
Emily Gaudette
Greg Hernandez
Jess Regan
Jo Sulin
Rob Grace 
Tim Hannafin


 

SPECTER--director: Will Luera

Brendan Bates
Conor Allen
Kelly MacFarland
Mike McDonald
Peter Overzet
Ryan Kiessling
Sasha Goldberg
 

VICEROY--director: Nils Vaule

Andy Devlin
Danny Balel
Marc Campasano
Marissa Buie
Max Kreisky
Mike Zakarian
Rachel Andelman
Tao Yang


 

FRESH BLEND

EDDY--director: Sasha Goldberg

Alexandra Tennant
Daniel Burke
Dave Hanson
Jack McNamara
Jeff Chou
Lauren Magnuson
Laurie Berarducci
Molly Brenner
Sumeet Sarin


 

LEGITIMO--director: Ben Scurria

Andrew Barlow
Ben Sandler
Christina Moreno
Corey O'Rourke
Eric Frieden
Kaitlin Buckley
Todd Page


 

GARBAGETOWN--director: Ben Walsh

Dave Grinstead
Eric Victor
Erin Wholley
Mary Largenton
Matt Walczak
Miranda Dvorak
Noel Naczi
Padraic O'Connor

 


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)