Will Luera – Boston, MA
Will Luera is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Lowell Comedy Festival, Mainstage Director at ImprovAsylum, and Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival. Will Luera joined ImprovBoston in 1997 as a member of the Mainstage cast. Soon after he joined the TheatreSports cast and helped to start the Boston franchise of Dan Goldstein’s Sitcom.
In 1999, he left ImprovBoston to start his own improvisational theater company called Blue Screen, where he continued to direct Sitcom but also developed and directed ground-breaking shows like Secret Society and Dropkick Bandito. In 2000, he rejoined ImprovBoston as Artistic Director, directing the Mainstage cast and developing nationally produced shows like Secret Society, Blue Screen, and Quest. He has appeared in numerous improv festivals around the world and has studied improvisation with ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and Keith Johnstone.
In addition to his work at ImprovBoston, Will has taught improvisation classes for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the National Fire Prevention Association, Northeastern University, Boston Medical Center, Boston College and has directed shows for the ImprovAsylum, The Tribe Theater, Another Country Productions, and The Alarm Clock Theater. He has also directed short films for the 48-hour film festival and Filmerica, both of which were considered highlights of the festival. In 2004, Will was the Boston winner of PAX-TVs World Cup Comedy. Will is currently working with the National Alzheimer’s Association on the development of improv techniques for family members and health care professionals dealing with Alzheimer patients.