ImprovBoston 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.
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)
ImprovBoston’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
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.
Anti-Bullying Actions for Students
Anti-Bullying Actions for Teachers
Anti-Bullying Actions for Administrators
Anti-Bullying Reading List
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