NEMPAC and Improv Asylum Collaborate on New Youth Program

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) announced a brand new partnership with the Improv Asylum. The two organizations will collaborate to offer a Youth Improv Class in during the upcoming winter session for children ages 7-10 that will be led by staff from both organizations.

Kelly Dooley from Improv Asylum will act as lead teacher, assisted and coordinated by Allie Meek, the Music Theatre Program Director at NEMPAC.

The class will begin in January and be held at the Improv Asylum Black Box Theatre on Saturdays from 1-2pm and will focus on basic improv games with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration.

The Improv Asylum is also providing NEMPAC with a performance space for their Spring Music Theatre Troupe’s performance of “Seussical Kids”, and our Winter Black Box Theatre Program’s performance of “Shakespeare in 30 Minutes”.

“NEMPAC and the Improv Asylum are committed to producing quality art performances, programming and arts education for the local community and are excited to collaborate on this exciting offering. The combined resources of both programs will make for an inspired and educational experience for our students,” according to NEMPAC Executive Director Sherri Snow.

“Improv Asylum has been rooted in the North End of Boston for the last eighteen years, and while we’ve had a training center geared toward adults, we’re excited for the opportunity to work with the youth of this neighborhood and throughout the entire city. We’re thrilled to be partnering with NEMPAC to provide these classes,” Jeremy Brothers, Improv Asylum Artistic Director said.

“We’ve been so appreciative of the theatre space which the Improv Asylum has generously allowed us to produce our children’s musical in for the past five years. We are looking forward to deepening our partnership and collaborating on a new youth program offering suitable to young actors,”  Snow said.

For more information or to register for the upcoming Improv class, visit Registration opens November 15th, and the deadline to register is January 2nd. The winter session begins on January 9th. To learn more about the Improv Asylum, visit their website at

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