Banned in Boston Archives

Banned in Boston, an annual comedy and music revue, is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event. For over 25 years, local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders have rallied together to put on a one-night-only show of hilarity, musical satire and skits – all in the name of helping Rehearsal for Life empower local youth to find their voice and choice in the face of real life challenges.


Past Cast Members

Faith Soloway, Artistic Director, Urban Improv, and Head Writer, Transparent
Jane Lynch, Actress, Glee
Tim Meadows, Actor, Saturday Night Live
Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Brad Brown, Owner, Blue Frog Bakery
Ginger Brown, Executive Director, JP Main Streets
Sonia Chang-Díaz, MA State Senator
Steve Conine, Co-Chairman, Wayfair
William ‘Mo’ Cowan, Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer, Devoted Health
Linda Dorcena Forry, VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Community, Suffolk Construction
Tom Hamilton, Bassist, Aerosmith
David Howse, Executive Director, Emerson College, Office of the Arts
Kendra Hicks Lara, Boston City Councilor, District Six and Urban Improv alum
Shirley Leung, Columnist, The Boston Globe
Amina Michel-Lord, Educator, Mission Hill School
Jim McGovern, US Congressman
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, President & CEO, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
JC Monahan, News Anchor, NBC Boston
Robert Rivers, Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank
Shayna Seymour, Co-Host, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle
Sally Taylor, Musician & Artist
Corey Thomas, President & CEO, Rapid7