Assemblies & Team Building

A workshop participant acts out a scene with our Urban Improv ensemble

Book Rehearsal for Life’s team of teaching artists to work with your school, business or community group in the Urban Improv Assembly format to build community and enhance dialogue on difficult issues. Assemblies & Team Building Workshops run 60 minutes, and are available for all ages. 

Our model can be adapted for Grade 3 and up, including adults of any age! Assemblies & Team Building Workshops promote three key social emotional skills: 

  • Self & Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Proactive Decision Making

The Urban Improv method combines improvisational scenes and live group discussions to reinforce empathy and respect, while giving participants the opportunity to learn, reflect, practice and share.

Topics Include:

Microaggressions (Grades 6 through 12 or adults)

A la carte selection of scenes where characters experience subtle discriminations  (racial, gender, sexual orientation, identity expression, ability, age) in their daily lives and navigate their own emotions and social relationships around them.

Cyberbullying & Technology (Grades 5 through 8)

Millie and Faye have been friends since kindergarten. After an argument leads to Millie sharing a private video made for her eyes only, Faye is left friendless with a viral video of herself on the internet. 

Bullying & Bystander Issues (Grades 3 through 6)

It’s Marty’s first day at a new school and things are off to a not-so-great start. The teacher mispronounced his name and now everyone is laughing at him, especially Sam and Carla. Things come to a head when Marty, Sam and Carla are assigned to a group project and Marty and Carla refuse to work together.

Custom Assembly Topics

Email Jamie Ullrich, Head of Urban Improv & Community Partnerships, with your specific topic and curriculum needs and we will be in touch about how we can collaborate to create an assembly designed specifically for your community.

The steps and elements of Urban Improv workshops.

Pricing for Custom Assemblies and Team Building Workshops 

10-30 participants = $1,000*

31-60 participants = $1,100*

61-90 participants = $1,300*

*Custom assembly rates listed are a starting rate for 60 minutes. Final fees will depend on estimated workshop, planning and rehearsal time.

“You will not believe the conversations and action you inspired amongst the residents that will surely continue and impact our clinical work. The scenes felt so realistic, injected with a sense of comfort and comedy to help temper the difficult nature of these real-life circumstances.”

– Sabrina Karim, Resident Physician at Boston Children’s Hospital & Boston Medical Center

Schools & Organizations We Have Worked With:

Elementary & Middle Schools

  • Ambrose Elementary School
  • Atrium School, Watertown
  • Bigelow Middle School, Newton
  • Birch Meadow School, Reading
  • Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, Boston
  • Brown Middle School, Newton
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge
  • Charles River School, Dover
  • Chenery Middle School, Belmont
  • Curtis Middle School, Sudbury
  • Dale Street School, Medfield
  • Day Middle School, Newton
  • Driscoll School, Brookline
  • Hanscom Middle School, Hanscom
  • Heath School, Brookline
  • Inly School, Scituate
  • International School of Boston, Cambridge
  • Nashoba Brooks School, Concord
  • Oak Hill Middle School, Newton
  • Our Sisters School, New Bedford
  • Parker Middle School, Reading
  • Pierce School, Brookline
  • Ralph Wheelock School, Medfield
  • The Park School, Brookline
  • The Pike School, Andover
  • Wellesley Middle School, Wellesley
  • Weston Middle School, Weston


  • Boston Center for Youth and Families
  • Boys & Girls Club of Boston
  • Duxbury Council on Aging
  • Germaine Lawrence
  • Islamic Center of Boston
  • Madison Park Development Corporation
  • McLean Hospital
  • Parent Professional Advocacy League (PPAL)
  • ProjectME
  • Winchester Multicultural Network
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital

Colleges & Universities

  • Babson College
  • Harvard University
  • Lesley University
  • Mount Ida College
  • Simmons College

High Schools

  • Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill
  • Bedford High School, Bedford
  • Belmont High School, Belmont
  • Belmont Hill School, Belmont
  • Berwick Academy, Berwick, ME
  • Brimmer and May School, Newton
  • Cambridge School of Weston, Weston
  • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, Waltham
  • Gann Academy, Waltham
  • Groton School, Groton
  • Landmark School, Beverly
  • Maimonides School, Brookline
  • Milton Academy, Milton
  • Newton North High School, Newton
  • St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers
  • St. Mark’s School, Southborough
  • Thayer Academy, Braintree
  • The Rivers School, Weston
  • Winsor School, Boston
  • Worcester Academy, Worcester

Outside New England

  • Aspen Country Day, Aspen, CO
  • Facing History and Ourselves, New York City
  • Herbert Hoover School, Glendale, CA
  • Life After Trauma Organization, Philadelphia, PA
  • Perkiomen School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Positive Nature, Washington, DC