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YAP Drop-In Improv Workshops ("Yes And Practice")
YAP Workshops are Boston’s premier drop-in improv workshops open to all players from novice to intermediate.
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An extension of ImprovBoston’s Comedy School, YAP allows players to develop and practice their skills under the tutelage of a variety of company members of ImprovBoston casts as well as instructors and directors from around Boston’s improv scene.
During each YAP session, we explore elements of improvisational comedy such as scene work, relationships, character work, short form games, and group interaction.
YAP is great for getting some extra improv practice time, for sharpening skills, and for networking and working with other improvisers.
Please feel free to drop in and join us to play, network, and learn.
TIME & PLACE
Sundays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA
YAP is $10 per session (17+). You can purchase a YAP pass at ImprovBoston (40 Prospect St, Cambridge) on the day of the workshop. Our Box office opens at 11am on Sunday.
YAP is open to beginners (17+) and is ideal for players with a basic understanding of improv and/or acting experience.
We concentrate primarily on scene work. We do some side coaching and direction, but we want to focus on this just being practice with the overall purpose of improving scene work. If participants want to work on specific elements of improv, e.g., character work, object work, short form games, etc., we can explore those things in more depth, depending on what the needs/wants of the group are. Our goal is to help improvisers get to a point where they feel they are performance-ready.
INSTRUCTORS & COACHES
A variety of instructors and coaches from ImprovBoston's Comedy School and members of IB's company casts provide their unique guidance, allowing the group to experience a variety of perspectives.
Past Instructors have included performing members of many shows/casts, including:
- The ImprovBoston Mainstage
- The ImprovBoston Family Show
- ImprovBoston's Face Off
- ImprovBoston's Harold Night
- The ImprovBoston Touring Company