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Youth Troupe Grades 6-8 Starts 9/16/14

For a description of this class, please see the YOUTH AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL page.

ImprovBoston After School Laughter School

The mission of our youth programming is to encourage and nurture our young performers’ innate curiosity, creativity, and ability to make connections with others. Our professionally-trained improv coaches create a fun and welcoming environment within which aspiring improvisers can explore, develop, and succeed, contributing to their overall sense of self-confidence, well being and connectedness.

Youth & Teen Troupes
With our Troupes, we focus on the skills necessary to build a supportive ensemble that showcases teamwork, individual strengths and, of course, completely improvised comedy onstage (and off!). Weekly rehearsals focus on “short-form” games to foster growth in improv’s key competencies including: agreement, emotional and physical heightening, character work, give/take of focus, group mind, and basic stage awareness. Troupe rehearsals culminate in Saturday morning performances after weeks 5 and 10 of the program.


When: Rehearses Tuesdays from 330-5PM at our theater in Central Square
Dates: 9/16 - 11/18
Shows: 1030AM on Saturdays, 10/18 and 11/22
Prerequisite: Previous improv or theater experience recommended. No audition required.
Maximum Number of Students: 14
Director: Deana Criess
Tuition: $250 ($210 for Cambridge Public School students).
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Sibling Discount: When at least 2 teens register TOGETHER, you save $25 per teen! These registrations must be at the same time and with a single payment.

Financial assistance may be available. High School students with improv experience may also apply for our youth internship program.

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  1. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  6. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  8. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  9. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  10. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:30 am - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater

Corey O'Rourke

Corey O’Rourke is a graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Theater Studies, and English. He began doing Improv in 2006 and since then has worked with many companies and performers. Corey has taken classes and been through the training centers of multiple theaters. He has performed and worked with Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy, Urban Improv, and ImprovBoston. Corey was on the original cast of Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project, he spent years performing anywhere he could. Corey found a home at ImprovBoston in the fall of 2013, Joining the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and was an original cast member of All Access Improv. In that time, Corey has worked hard to grow the brand and to expand the work that the company does. He works often with the community’s youth, in schools and after school, through youth troupes and anti-bullying initiatives. Corey is so proud of all of the work that ImprovBoston does, and couldn’t be any more excited to start a new Journey with All Access.

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Tuition: $250.00
Registration: Eventbrite - AFTER SCHOOL LAUGHTER SCHOOL Grades 6-8 Starts 9/16/14