A Story of Student Transformation through Urban Improv

Diane Ly-Leahy is a 5th-grade math and history teacher at the Richard K. Murphy K-8 School in Dorchester, MA. Here is her story of one of her students' inspired (and inspiring!) response to Urban Improv during the pandemic: During the remote learning process, I implemented the online Classroom Care Packages to help students manage strong

Collin Knight: Live Like A Local

Our former Urban Improv actor-educator, Collin Knight, and his company, Live Like A Local, were recently written up in the The Boston Globe! Read about his company, mission, and motivation, and check out his website; then, rediscover his reflections from last year, as he prepared to leave Rehearsal for Life for his present pastures: The

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

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