MAINSTAGE | Thursday at 730pm
Friday and Saturday at 8pm in the Mainstage
Showcase the best improv talent at IB through hilarious, consistently top-notch, audience-centered “AllForm” improv reflecting the many strengths and comedic vocabulary of our resident casts. Mainstage performers are current members of another resident cast or active IB alumni.
- Passionately explore what you love every week for the next 6 months
- Make a professional commitment (paid) to delivering the show as envisioned by the director and artistic director with the help of your creative contributions
- Dedicate fully to the ensemble, rehearsal process and director
- Provide ample availability for shows
- Regularly observe, support and immerse yourself in the resident shows that provide the foundation for Mainstage
- Actively promote our other resident shows, helping fulfill Mainstage’s mission to serve as the primary audience gateway to ImprovBoston.
- Perform with invited guests from a variety of industries each week in the Thursday Spotlight Series.
- Push yourself artistically and professionally as a member of IB’s flagship cast
- Perform audience-centered shows playing to the top of your intelligence, heart and comedic abilities
- Be a positive, supportive leader in the IB community, a role-model for up-and-coming improvisers and an ambassador of the theater
- Mainstage cast members are occasionally asked to share their expertise in post-show talkbacks with educational/corporate groups. Cast members are notified about a talkback in advance and compensated $10 for the extra 20 minutes of their time.
- Pay (per show) in recognition of your talents, experience and professionalism
- The full support of the theater in marketing, resources and creative guidance
- Weekly on-site or nearby rehearsal space
- Professional tech directors and music directors for every show
- Creative and career development opportunities (optional and/or required)
- A stipend for new cast members to build a show wardrobe
- An exclusive invitation for approved instructors to teach IBCS 701
- Free enrollment in any comedy school class or 8-week elective with open spaces
- Private masterclasses with industry-leading artists
- Participation in open IBCS masterclasses at a discount
- Community and audience profile via headshots displayed on the lobby monitor
- Online recognition through weekly cast lists, headshots, bios and links you provide
- Invites to submit availability for festivals as “ImprovBoston AllStars”
- Reimbursement for festival submission/performer fees (when MS goes as ensemble)
- Discounted soda, water, snacks