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ADVANCED SCENEWORK Starts 06/04/17 Sundays 11AM - 1PM

For a description of this class, please see the Advanced Scenework page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, April 21 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!

IBCS Students get FREE STANDBY TICKETS for all regularly scheduled weekly shows at the Theater. (Put your name on the standby list at the Box Office an hour before the show starts; Students are let in AT show time, in the order on the list, until seats are filled) Exceptions: Festivals and Special Events

Instructors: Ben Scurria - Weeks 1 & 2
                    Deana Criess - Weeks 3 & 4
                    Emily DiPietro - Weeks 5 & 6
                    David Marino - Weeks 7 & 8

  1. Sunday, June 4, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Sunday, July 9, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  6. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  7. Sunday, July 23, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  8. Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Studio Theater

Deana Criess

Teaching Style: I am your biggest cheerleader, your biggest fan and your most supportive critic. You learn and get better when I am doing my job, and my job is to tell you what you need to work on. I will set you up for success, I will give you the tools to achieve what I am asking of you, and I will assume you can do this - because if we have the right approach you can. We will work, you will be pushed and all the while you will know that I am on your side. There will be sweat, there will be challenges, and there will always be joy.

Bio: Deana Criess is the Director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company and is a member of ImprovBoston's Mainstage and Musical Improv Casts. She is also the co-director with Ben Scurria of Over the Line, part of the Last Laugh late night improv series. Deana performs and teaches at festivals, theaters, Fortune 500 companies and colleges around the country. Her industry leading workshops have been featured on PBS, NPR, KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System) and in The Boston Globe. Her comedy has been featured on CNN and A veteran instructor in ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, she has over 15 years of professional experience with audiences of all ages performing and teaching longform and shortform improvisation as well as sketch writing and stand up comedy. During her years in comedy she has worked with some amazing artists including Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), Laura Hall (Whose Line Is It Anyway), Eric Drysdale (Full Frontal), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show), Jen Kirkman (Drunk History), Janeane Garofalo, Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall), Dave Razowsky (Second City) and many more.

More About Deana

Tuition: $225.00
Registration: Eventbrite - ADVANCED SCENEWORK Sundays 11AM - 1PM Starts 6/4/17