Improv 201: Game of the Scene
- Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
- Mondays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Mon July 28, 2014, 3:30pm EDT
The UCB Training Center teaches quality comedic scenes focus on one central comedic idea: referred to as "The Game" of the scene.
Students will be taught: 1) identifying "games," 2) heightening - finding new ways to make your scenes get funnier from start to finish, 3) realizing how patterns support the "game," 4) second beats (returning to scenes later in a piece).
This course meets for 8 sessions that are each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.
Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.
Admission to 301 after the completion of this course is not guaranteed. Students will be judged on their application of concepts that they have learned in Improv 101 & 201. The Training Center will send placement notification to students within 10 days of the Improv 201 graduation performance. Students may not enroll in Improv 301 before receiving this notification.
Class Size: 16 Students
Class does not meet September 1
Shaun Diston, Teacher
Shaun has been studying at the UCB Theater since 2008. He has studied improv under Kevin Hines, Will Hines, Neil Casey, Zach Woods, Michael Delaney, Shannon O'Neill, Jordan Klepper, and Silvija Ozols, and many others. Shaun is a former member of the Harold Teams Standard Oil and Still Mike. He's coached/directed various UCB house teams including Graceland and The Regulars.