ImprovBoston

View More: http://jennymoloney.pass.us/tourcoImprovBoston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a culture of support, creativity, critical thinking and joyful collaboration through laughter and the spirit of improvisation. “IB”s passion for youth programming is reflected through its long-running Family Show in Central Square Cambridge, years of industry-leading Anti-Bullying workshops in schools throughout Massachusetts, interactive improv-based curricular touring programs, after school “Laughter School” troupes, vacation and summer camps, and school residencies.

ImprovBoston believes that all children have value and should be accepted and celebrated for who they are. We believe students of every race, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, ability and religion are equally deserving of love, and equally entitled to a voice in their school community. 

Interactive Anti-Bullying Program

ImprovBoston brings an innovative, interactive and highly-acclaimed anti-bullying workshop to students grades K-12. Building off improvisation’s foundation in support and collaboration,  Boston’s best  improvisers engage students with equal parts laughter, role-play, problem solving and serious exploration of the many forms of bullying. Students watch and shape improvised  scenes tailored directly to  the types of negative social behaviors they may be seeing at school, off-campus and online. You tell ImprovBoston what your students are facing; they expertly  incorporate your school-specific content  into the program, customizing the experience by grade level for multiple engagements. This workshop shows participants that no script in life is pre- written–they have the power to create a positive,  supportive, collaborative community.

Lessons of Improv: The 4 Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking)

IMprovBostonImprovBoston’s expert improvisers use the art of comedy and hands-on entertainment to actively explore four of the most important concepts in education today: communication, collaboration, creativity   and critical thinking. This fast-paced, engaging 50-60 minute highly interactive performance features all the entertainment value of a professional comedy show while fostering important curricular discoveries throughout the journey. Students take the stage alongside the ImprovBoston cast for an unforgettable hour of supported risk-taking. Customized to each grade level, the “4 Cs” seamlessly blends laughter, learning, music and off-the-cuff theater to show the many ways we are all improvisers, performing each and every day without a script.

STEM + Art = STEAM: The Art and Science of Innovation (NEW)

Dream Big. Dream Different. Creativity inspires the greatest breakthroughs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. ImprovBoston guides students through a laugh-filled, hands-on exploration of the creative process at the heart of groundbreaking work in the sciences. Left brain meets right brain in this unique workshop facilitated by ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company, industry leaders in school-based improvisation programs.

Engaging demonstrations and interactive exercises showcase the creative and collaborative processes that lead directly to innovation. Together, ImprovBoston and your students will apply improvisation to existing technologies, explore productive outcomes of experiments gone awry, apply critical thinking in outside-the-box ways, and discover the value of true “Yes And” collaboration. ImprovBoston expertly tailors a STEAM immersion for each grade level. Through the power of improvisation and comedy, the renowned theater delivers aprogram so interactive, it’s never the same twice! The result is a STEAM experience thatgets students excited about math, sciences and the creativity that inspires us all.

For students in 9th-12th grades, ImprovBoston offers a STEAM workshop geared to engage and challenge High Schoolers. Hands-on exercises crafted from the fundamentals of improvisation meet teens at their level. Intelligent humor and spontaneous collaboration allow IB’s experienced facilitators to directly build off students’ real-time ideas, exploring the creative process behind innovation in the sciences.

Your Totally Made Up Comedy Show

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children’s Theater, ImprovBoston dishes out the laughs to audiences of all ages. This improv and music extravaganza is completely made up on the spot and highly interactive, featuring many opportunities for students to take the stage alongside the cast of professional improvisers. Never the same show twice, schools bring ImprovBoston back year after year. If you’re looking for the best hour of creative, inspiring, engaging and hilarious entertainment in New England, experience why ImprovBoston has been at the center of the comedy map for over 30 years.

For All Programs:
Grade Groupings: 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12
Audience Limit: 250
Duration: 60 minutes

PRICING
Single:  $875  Double: $1,300   Triple: $1,575 Quad: $1,900
Travel fee: based upon mileage (use map below)
Note: Pricing may vary for weekend of out-of-school time.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
ImprovBoston Performance Requirements
IB Program Checklist

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS


VIDEO

ImprovBoston Brings Anti-Bullying to Schools (WBUR)

PRESS

Learning Through Laughter, by Gabriela Cruz, Andover Townsman, March 3, 2016

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond, by Linda Flanagan, Mind/Shift, January 30, 2015

Young ImprovBoston campers get lessons in timing–and confidence, by Ethan Gildrof, Boston Globe, July 18, 2014

MORE ABOUT IMPROVBOSTON
ImprovBoston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on our local communities through the principles of improvisation: collaboration, communication, risk-taking and support. For over 30 years, ImprovBoston’s talented and accomplished performers have entertained, enlightened and engaged audiences of all ages. At its theater complex in Central Square, Cambridge, the nationally renown comedy institution offers upwards of 15 shows each week, performance and writing classes to over 400 students per session and a variety of community outreach opportunities. “IB”s passion for youth programming is reflected through its long-running Family Show, years of industry-leading Anti-Bullying workshops in schools throughout Massachusetts, interactive improv-based curricular touring programs, after school “Laughter School” troupes, vacation and summer camps, and school residencies. ImprovBoston is dedicated to fostering a culture of support, creativity, critical thinking and joyful collaboration through laughter and the spirit of improvisation.

 

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