Upright Citizens BrigadeImprovisation and Sketch ComedyTraining Center
(10358) Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm Silvija Ozols
Improv 101: Improv Basics
All experience levels start with Improv 101
Tue August 26, 2014, 7:00pm 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.
Silvija Ozols, Teacher
Silvija has studied and performed at the UCB Theatre since 2002 and currently performs with The Stepfathers on Friday nights. Her other UCB improv credits include the Harold team Creep, the long-running improvised-movie show Instant Cinema, and stints with the UCB Touring Company. She has studied with Billy Merritt, Michael Delaney, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Peter Gwinn, Sean Conroy, and Bob Dassie, among many others, and is a founding member of the sketch and improv group Rogue Elephant, with which she has performed in numerous venues around town, at Chicago's IO Theatre, and in the sketch show "Now That's What I Call Rogue Elephant."