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April 14, 2014 - IA's Annual Auditions!
Improv Asylum is holding general auditions for men and women on Tuesday, April 29th beginning at 5pm. Auditioners will be placed in a 20-min. slot between 5pm and 7:30pm. Auditions will take place at Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover Street, Boston. Improv Asylum is New England’s number one improv and sketch comedy theater located in the North End of Boston. Call-backs will be on Wednesday, April 30th from 6-7:30pm.
Professional performing experience required. Looking for men and women with strong theatrical, improvisational, comedic and musical background. Auditioners will be considered for Improv Asylum’s residential NXT cast who will perform on Sunday and Wednesday nights through the end of the summer. To be considered, please email your headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Boston auditions” in the subject line. Submissions are due by Sunday, April 27th. You will be contacted by April 28th to be given an audition slot. Please do not apply if you cannot make the audition date AND call-back time. Thank you.
Why audition for Improv Asylum?
1. All main stage shows are paid. Main stage shows are Wednesday-Saturday nights 52 weeks a year.
2. Opportunity to work corporate and college shows.
3. Master classes and professional development for actors on a quarterly basis.
4. Tuition matching of up to $250 for professional development.
5. 401k plan.
6. Opportunities to teach.
7. Opportunities to instruct corporate training.
8. Be plugged in to the Boston as well as national network of casting agencies and production companies who frequently work with Improv Asylum.
9. Opportunities to produce your own individual projects at Improv Asylum.
10. Be a part of a professional company that has been featured on ABC, HBO and NESN and continues to expand what improvisation and sketch comedy can be, both locally and nationally.
October 16, 2013 - Training Life is Good on NECN
Improv Asylum on NECN! New England Spotlight: Improv Asylum in Boston, October 14, 2013
August 05, 2013 - We Won!
Improv Asylum has been named "Best Live Comedy" spot by Boston A-List!
Read the full article here
and help us revel in our success.
Thanks to all who voted! We couldn't have done it without you.
April 17, 2013 - Fun, New Drinks !!!
Fun New Drinks at IA's Bar !
We've added some fun cocktails to our bar . . . .
In addition to our Beer (draft/pitchers, bottled/buckets) & Wine (glass/bottle), we now offer Cordials! Stop by our bar to see the latest drink specials:
Grape Crush Skyy Grape & Soda
Orange Drop Skyy Blood Orange, Ginger Ale, Lemon
Pineapple Sunrise Skyy Pineapple, Club Soda, Cranberry Juice
Cherry Coke Cherry Vodka & Coke
Jäger Bomb Jägermeister & Red Bull
or ask about our House Shot
Or . . . . Make Your Own Cocktail:
Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum
Skyy Raspberry Vodka
Skyy Citrus Vodka
Skyy Grape Vodka
Skyy Pineapple Vodka
Skyy Blood Orange Vodka
Burnetts Cherry Vodka
Burnetts Vanilla Vodka
Evans William Honey Whiskey
January 03, 2013 - Our Annual Gift Card Swap
Seriously, Improv Asylum will LITERALLY take ANY gift card, from ANY company, for ANY product in exchange for tickets to Wednesday & Sunday night*or Saturday matinee performances.
All you need to do is show up with your gift card, let us know the value and we will give you the value in tickets. And if you don't have the exact amount? No worries. Improv Asylum will round up to the nearest amount, so if you only have a $25 gift card, but two tickets are $30, then we'll set you up with the two tickets.
Questions? Call our box office at 617.263.6887
*Sunday night performances to resume January 27th
October 25, 2012 - Improv Asylum Swims with the Sharks
Improv Asylum Swims with the Sharks!
Members of Improv Asylum's business office met with shark Daymond John (Shark Tank).
left-right: Chet Harding, Daymond John, Stacey Princi, Norm Laviolette, Bob Melley
Photo Courtesy of KeithSpiroPhoto
January 13, 2012 - Fear of Swimming
Fear of Swimming on Sale Now!
Improv Asylum’s own Kirsten Opstad releases her debut full-length studio album Fear of Swimming. With the release of this album, she’s combining her songwriting talent and musical ability with her experience performing comedy every weekend year-round. Recorded in eight days at Interstellar Studios in California, Fear of Swimming reveals an impressive range in tone tied together by earnest lyricism and understated arrangement.
The album was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $5,000 in 20 days in October 2011. In March, she’s launching a month-long national tour to support the release.
You can buy the album at Improv Asylum’s Box Office or here: http://kirstenopstad.bandcamp.com/album/fear-of-swimming or on iTunes. For more information, please visit http://kirstenopstad.com or follow @kirstenopstad on Twitter.