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Zach Ward leaving ImprovBoston

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Zach Ward is stepping down as managing director of ImprovBoston. Ward, who took the job in 2011, has been a source of some controversy among comedians over his desire to tape stand-up routines and because of the Cambridge theater’s fight over ownership of the Geek Week comedy festival. His supporters, however, have argued that Ward has made the business run smoothly. He will continue working with ImprovBoston through September, on site and remotely, while its board of directors searches for his replacement. Michael Descoteaux remains artistic director, according to a spokesperson for the theater. In an

e-mail Tuesday to the ImprovBoston community, Blair Howell, president of the board and chairperson, explained that Ward’s decision to leave was personal. “Zach has made this difficult but important decision for his future. While we sincerely wish he would stay, we fully support him and hope that you will support him, too.”

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