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IMPROV 801 Starts 01/08/17 Sundays 130PM - 330PM

For a description of this class, please see the IMPROV 801 page.

Registration for this class opens on FRIDAY, November 25 at 8AM

*Student Showcase time and date subject to change.

IBCS Students! Check out THE JAM (and get on stage) Every Sunday 7PM!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/jam

Higher Level IBCS Student Teams can submit for CageMatch!
http://www.improvboston.com/shows/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

Date(s):
  1. Sunday, January 8, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  4. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  5. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  7. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  8. Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student Showcase Show:
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm - More Info

Location: ImprovBoston Main Theater
Instructor:

Mike Descoteaux

Teaching Style: When I think back to my favorite teachers, both in improv and school, they had the right combination of praise and feedback. Since I teach at levels 201 and 301, there is a mixture of people who are learning improv because it's a fun, social activity and also students who want to make improv a career path. With that combination, I like to let students play as much as possible while still carving out time after games and scenes to talk about what worked and what didn't. My job as your instructor is not to tell you what you did wrong since your art it yours alone to judge. My job is to be your cheerleader, your resource for questions about your improv journey and your teacher who points out ways you can make your life easier on stage. Previous students would likely say I made the class feel fun, close knit, supportive, safe and a good combination of "here's what I loved about that and here's something to think about for next time."

Bio: Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston and former director of the nationally renown Charles River Creative Arts Program as well as founder of the celebrated Music Program at The Second City Training Center in Chicago. Among other notable arts leadership positions, Mike is founder and director of the critically acclaimed sketch satire, Best Church of God, named “Best Sketch Comedy in Chicago” several years running. In various capacities, Mike has collaborated with Tony, Emmy and Oscar-award winning artists and, with equal passion, students and emerging artists of all ages. A smattering of the artists Mike has had the privilege to work alongside include Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Keegan Michael-Key, Richard Kind, Rachel Dratch, Brian Gallivan, Nicole Parker, TJ Jagadowki, Scott Adsit, Joe Bill, Dave Razowski, Vanessa Bayer, Mick Napier, Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer, Jason Robert Brown, Norbert Leo-Butz, Jackie Hoffman, Jill Bernard, Kevin McDonald and comedy giants like Baby Wants Candy, Improvised Shakespeare, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, and the Magnet. Mike has directed ImprovBoston's National Touring Company, The Family Show, and numerous indie sketch and improv ensembles. Mike has been seen on NBC, CBS, A&E, and WGN. Mike, a Northwestern University grad, has received a Jeff Award, After Dark Award, Paynter Award and was named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association. Mike is thrilled to combine his experience in improv, teaching, directing, music and arts management into this one dream position serving this one dream community.

More About Mike

Tuition: $225.00
Registration:

SOLD OUT - This class has reached maximum capacity

Contact: comedyschool@improvboston.com