Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Artistic Director of Improv Asylum, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston. He is the co-creator of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and ministry for persons with dementia and their caregivers. He sits on the board of CreArte Latino, a Latino-centric cultural community center in the Sarasota area. Will tours globally as an improv comedy actor, instructor, director and performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Will joined Florida Studio Theater in 2014. Before that he was with ImprovBoston since 1997 as a member of the Mainstage cast, TheatreSports cast and also helped to start the Boston franchise of 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 the nationally renowned productions of Sitcom, Secret Society, Blue Screen, and Quest. Since 2004, Will has also worked with Healing Moments as consultant for Improvisation Education. From 2005 - 2006 he Directed the NXT and Mainstage casts of Improv Asylum where he currently serves as the Artistic Director. 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 United States State Department, Major League Baseball, Google, Thomson Reuters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Boston College and has directed shows for the Improv Asylum, Another Country Productions, Longwood Players, The Footlight Club and The Alarm Clock Theater. In 2012, Will received the life-time title of Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston.
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The following is a list of companies, schools and organizations that I have worked with on creative partnerships over the last two decades. These relationships were cultivated either independently or through an organization that I represented. In each case I played a significant role in working with the client on creating a custom experience unique to their culture and needs.
2012 Named Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston
2011 INNY-Nominated ImprovBoston Mainstage Cast
2011 INNY-Nominated ImprovBoston Comedy School
2008 Actor and Producer of NBC Comedy Short Cuts competition winning tv pilot, “Strange Faculty”
2004 Boston and national winner of PAX-TVs World Cup Comedy