ImprovBoston’s changes shake up comedy scene

ImprovBoston’s home in Cambridge.
ImprovBoston’s home in Cambridge.

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A comic improviser can handle just about any change, as long as it happens onstage. But lately, the ImprovBoston community is finding change much harder to handle offstage. Miscommunication and a struggle over intellectual property have performers choosing sides as the 30-year-old Cambridge theater’s leadership has become embroiled in a flame war with comedians and a battle over Geek Week festival.

Change has been the norm at ImprovBoston for five years, ever since the theater moved from Inman Square to a higher-profile space in Central Square in 2008. Now there is a sense among some that not all of the change has been good, and a perception among some regular performers that the soul of the place is not what it used to be.

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