(10074) Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm Jackie Jennings
Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm
- Start Date
- Mon August 4, 2014, 9:30am EDT
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.
Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.
Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.
Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.
Class Size: 16 Students
Important! Improv 101 students enrolling after February 3, 2014:
Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.
Some intensives are being put online early for people making summer travel plans. We will offer many additional 101 courses between now and August. Do not sign up for this because it is the only class you see online at present, sign up for it if it is the only course that fits your summer travel plans.
Should I take an intensive?
Intensive courses meet in a condensed period of time compared to our standard eight-week courses. They are recommended mostly for students who do not live in the NYC area, have extensive previous improv experience, or unique schedules that make clearing one or two weeks easier than clearing the same time slot for eight weeks. If you can take a regular four or eight week course, we recommend you do that. It's cheaper, and you'll have more chances to see free improv shows and practice between classes.
Please note, due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule.
PLEASE CHECK SCHEDULE CAREFULLY.
PLEASE READ SHOW REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY! DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO SEE TWO SHOWS BEFORE THE GRADUATION PERFORMANCE.
You will need to be free weeknights to see shows.
Jackie Jennings, Teacher
She began studying at the UCB in 2008 and is currently a proud member of Harold team GoodGirl. She's had the pleasure of studying under Chris Gethard, Zach Woods, Will Hines, Brandon Gardner and many more wonderful teachers. Other UCB credits include Vantage Point, (), The Play, Sketch Cram and Backyard Brawl.
Outside of UCB, Jackie has performed extensively with her indie improv and sketch teams 8GH, SWAG, Missing Earl and The IMPROVISED Play.
Jackie graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2008 with a B.A. in writing. Jackie's work has appeared in The Awl and The Daily Beast. She lives in Astoria and regularly posts performances and grievances on her blog I Wear T. Shirts.
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