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After School LAUGHTER SCHOOL
ImprovBoston's 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 on the ImprovBoston Mainstage in weeks 6 and 10 of the program.
Prerequisite: None (No previous experience necessary). No audition required.
Tuition: $250 ($210 for CambridgePublic Schoolstudents)
See "Current Youth Classes" for upcoming Laughter School dates and online registration.
About ImprovBoston: ImprovBoston is New England‘s home for comedy. Since 1982, ImprovBoston has used a fresh, funny approach to comedy, showcasing today’s best performers and training tomorrow’s stars. The premier place for comedy in New England, ImprovBoston boasts a full calendar of the funniest shows in Boston and nationally-known education and corporate training programs. ImprovBoston is more than just a great club—it's a recognized center for the evolving art of comedy. ImprovBoston is a registered 501(c)(3) and has been the region’s leading theater and school dedicated to teaching and performing all forms of comedy for 30 years.It was voted “Best of Boston” by The Phoenix for 2009-2010, The Improper Bostonian, and The Weekly Dig. ImprovBoston presents a regular selection of the best improv, sketch, and stand-up for all audiences. Through their acclaimed comedy training program, the theater continues to develop the next generation of comedic talent to ensure that the next generation will keep on laughing.