Where we are: $545,000
What we still need: $105,000
Help us close the gap!

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Rehearsal for Life’s Urban Improv program depends on you — help us reach our goal!

The annual sketch-comedy and music revue, Banned in Boston, is Rehearsal for Life’s largest source of support for Urban Improv, our flagship theater-based social-emotional learning program.
In light of COVID-19 developments, for everyone’s health and safety, we have cancelled our live event this year. So, in true improv spirit, we’ve said “Yes, And” — and we’ve gone virtual!
Please “attend” Banned in Boston from the safety of your screen and give as you would have then — knowing that our youth need us more than ever in these unsettled and unsettling times.
Our youth are counting on us.


An inside look into Urban Improv

We’ll be pulling back a new curtain every week through 4/16/20!

THANK YOU to our


Robin & Ted Clark

Fiona & James Benenson

Lena & Brent Berc

Lisa Pierpont & Brant Binder

Kristina & Patrick Lyons

Lisa & Patrick Taffe

Jennifer & Josh Ziskin


Cate & Adam Brinch

Nancy Donahoe & Jon Cohen

Christina & David Lavallee

Josephine & Ken Lyons

Bailey Mannix

Farrell & Tom O’Rourke

Jessica & Daniel Schmitz

Julie & Jeff Stuecken

Madelyn & Jon Terbell

Will Willis

THANK YOU to our
2020 CAST

Hosted by
Jim Braude & Margery Eagan
Co-Hosts, WGBH’s Boston Public Radio

Mohamad Ali
CEO, International Data Group

Brant Binder
Co-Founder/President, ZebAI Therapeutics, Inc.

Jared Bowen
Arts Editor & Host, WGBH’s Open Studio

Andrea Campbell
Boston City Council

Sonia Chang-Díaz
State Senator

Andrew Collins
President & CEO, Sentient Jet

Steve Conine
Co-Chairman, Wayfair

Ron Druker
President, The Druker Company, Ltd.

Marlo Fogelman
CEO & Founder, marlo marketing

Jennifer Glick Schaffer
Actor & Singer

William Gross
Police Commissioner, Boston Police

Tom Hamilton
Bass Player, Aerosmith

Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Linda Henry
Managing Director, The Boston Globe

Sam Kennedy
President & CEO, Boston Red Sox

Shirley Leung
Columnist & Associate Editor, The Boston Globe

Kristina Hare Lyons
Owner, Portobello Road

Patrick Lyons
President, The Lyons Group

Ray Magliozzi
NPR’s Car Talk

Harry McEnerny

Jim McGovern
US Congressman

JC Monahan
News Anchor, NBC Boston

Aman Narang
President & Co-Founder, Toast

Bruce Percelay
Chair & Founder, The Mount Vernon Company

Lisa Pierpont
Founder, Boldfacers.com

Robert Rivers
Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank

Emily Rooney
Host, WGBH’s Beat the Press

Maggie Gold Seelig
Founder, MGS Group Real Estate

Shayna Seymour
Co-Host, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

Sally Taylor
Musician & Artist

Jimmy Tingle
Entertainer & Comedian

Anita Walker
Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Pratt Wiley
CEO, The Partnership

Pam Willis
Co-Owner, Pammy’s

Jen Ziskin
Co-Owner, La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn

THANK YOU to our
2020 Participating Restaurants

  • Blue Frog Bakery
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • Drive-By Pies
  • Eastern Standard
  • Eventide
  • The James Pub & Provisions
  • Juniper
  • Mariel
  • Metropolis
  • Michael’s Deli
  • Middlesex Lounge/Horse Thieves Tavern
  • La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn
  • Pammy’s
  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
  • Scarlet Oak Tavern

THANK YOU to our