NatickImprov

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History

NatickImprov was established in 2009 to bring the education and performance of improvisational comedy to the Central Massachusetts and Greater Boston area. They offer workshops to all welcomed guests of varying skill level. In 2010, NatickImprov formed a governing board and founded its performance troupe "Penguin Apocalypse."

Group Style

NatickImprov allows participants to experience all types of improv styles but primarily specialize in short-form games and long-form scenes through their signature "Montage" format. Other long-form techniques they sometimes apply involve the scene-based exercise of Sweeps and Taps or with the Harold method. NatickImprov will focus workshops on both short-form and long-form styles, as well as musical improvisation, and often invite an audience to attend their TheatreSports competition evenings and themed performances.

Penguin Apocalypse

NatickImprov created a performance troupe in 2010 through held auditions among the organization members. In 2011, the performance troupe adopted the moniker of "Penguin Apocalypse" and can seen performing throughout New England.


The (current) 2016 - 2017 cast includes: Mark Dittelman, Nick Gray, Amy Harris, Adam Hoffman, Brian Higgins, Rosann Santorelli, Matt Willis


Past casts:

The 2015 - 2016 cast: Jon DiPrima, Mark Dittelman, Adam Hoffman, Brian Higgins, Karen Kelly, Mike Kelly, Laura Rodgers, Rosann Santorelli, Matt Willis

The 2014 - 2015 cast: Jon DiPrima, Mark Dittelman, Adam Hoffman, Brian Higgins, Karen Kelly, Jeff Kimball, Laura Rodgers, Rosann Santorelli, Jenni Wiech, Matt Willis

The 2013 - 2014 cast: Jon DiPrima, Mark Dittelman, Brian Higgins, Karen Kelly, Jeff Kimball, Laura Rodgers, Rosann Santorelli, Jenni Wiech, Matt Willis

The 2012 - 2013 cast: Laura Chandler, Peter Cunis, Jon DiPrima, Eric Dittelman, Mark Dittelman, Brian Higgins, Jason Kallio, Jeff Kimball, Rosann Santorelli, Jenni Wiech, Matt Willis

The (inaugural) 2011 - 2012 cast: Peter Cunis, Eric Dittelman, Mark Dittelman, Brian Higgins, Jason Kallio, Jeff Kimball, Miranda Pereira, Rosann Santorelli, Jenni Wiech, Matt Willis

Background

The NatickImprov governing board and performance troupe members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have received past training from such professional groups as ImprovBoston, the SAK Comedy Lab, the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Beau Geste Theatre and Second City.

Links

http://www.natickimprov.com/

http://facebook.com/NatickImprov

https://twitter.com/natickimprov