A Message from Kippy Dewey

Dear Rehearsal for Life Friends, As many of you know, our two flagship programs, Urban Improv and the Freelance Players, are newly unified under the name, “Rehearsal for Life.” Having founded the Freelance Players in 1974, it has also been my privilege to be one of the founders of Urban Improv, our youth empowerment program,

SideTrack: Urban Improv

Urban Improv and Banned in Boston are featured in Boston Herald's Thursday, January 18 SideTrack Column! Olivia Vanni highlights Banned in Boston whose expected guests include Aerosmith bass player, Tom Hamilton; co-host of NESN’s “Dining Playbook,” Jenny Johnson; Ray Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s “Car Talk;” State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz; and Jim Peyser. Check out the

Boston Boldfacers are Banned in Boston

Boston Globe writer Mark Shanahan recaps the 2017 Banned in Boston fundraiser to support Urban Improv. The article mentions notable participants Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, US Representative Jim McGovern, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, City Councilor Tito Jackson (portraying Al Sharpton) and many others. To view the full article, follow this link: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/04/08/boston-boldfacers-are-banned-boston/6LDYDx9g0KZkk9KJ9AlENO/story.html

Malden Resident Helps Students with Conflict Through Urban Improv

An article published in Wicked Local Malden features Malden resident Yaa Acheampong and her involvement with Urban Improv. Yaa recently transitioned from an actor/educator into the associate director role at Urban Improv and continues to impact the lives of the programs' participants. To read the full article, follow this link: http://malden.wickedlocal.com/news/20170327/malden-resident-helps-students-with-conflict-through-urban-improv

Improv Show in Weston Tackles Cyber Bullying

An article published in Wicked Local Weston features how an Urban Improv assembly at Weston Middle School used structured improvisational theater to teach violence prevention, conflict resolution and decision making. The Urban Improv Troupe of actor/educators demonstrated its “rehearsal for life” methodology, performing interactive scenes on the topic of cyber bullying. More than 170 students