ImprovBoston Announces Two New Comedy School Scholarships
ImprovBoston expands their scholarship base to provide opportunities for individuals representing minority groups to learn the art of improvisational comedy. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to explore the power of comedy through eight-week class sessions offered at ImprovBoston's nationally-acclaimed Comedy School. The ImprovBoston Outreach Scholarship will be awarded to an individual identifying with a cultural/racial minority who has a passion to learn improvisational comedy.
ImprovBoston partners with No Limits Media to offer a Disability Scholarship that will be awarded to an individual with a disability. These two new scholarships broaden the comedic training opportunities at ImprovBoston, building upon the success of the Matt Carey Scholarship, a full scholarship toward the entire six-level improv curriculum to 18-25 year olds with a dream of embarking on a career in comedy.
Humor provides an avenue for many minority groups to explore the intersection of culture, self-expression and creativity. As Artistic Director Mike Descoteaux observes, "one of improvisation's guiding philosophies underscores that everything you need for success, you already have present inside you." Applying this approach to minority groups, Descoteaux believes "allows performers to share their engaging narrative and uniquely empowering comic voice for the benefit of our artists and all our audiences."
No Limits Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping all people with different-abilities (also known as disabilities) to live lives of opportunity and achievement through a variety of initiatives. Based in Sherborn, MA, No Limits Media has collaborated on projects with the United Nations, WGBH-Boston, CBS, the Center for Public Service at Harvard University, Davidson College, Brown University, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and many others.
The scholarship application, which is available on ImprovBoston.com, includes important questions such as "In what ways does having a disability and the experiences of dealing with it and society add to your unique perspective as a comedy artist?"
IMPROVBOSTON, NEW ENGLAND'S PREMIER COMEDY THEATER - Boston is recognized around the world for the comedy talent that comes from our city. For 30 years, ImprovBoston has been the region's leading theater andschool dedicated to the art of comedy in all its forms. Consistently voted "Best ofBoston" by The Phoenix, The Improper Bostonian, and The Weekly Dig, ImprovBostonperformers, teachers and students have included comedians that have gone on to fame as internationally celebrated film stars, Emmy Award winning television stars, acclaimed theatrical producers, and writers for shows includingThe Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher. As a nonprofit theater, ImprovBoston serves the community through laughter.