(7340) Advanced Study Harold Wednesdays 10:45am-1:45pm Ari Voukydis
Advanced Study Harold: Advanced Harold Workshop
- Completion of 401; Acceptance to Advanced Study Improv
- Wednesdays 10:45am-1:45pm
- Start Date
- Wed July 11, 2012, 10:45am EDT
Each master class course offered at this level is instructor-driven. Students will get to study the Harold and related performance pieces at an advanced level and will receive in-depth personal feedback about their own performance and progress as improvisers.
Advanced Harold Workshop with Ari Voukydis
"If you're not having fun up there, then you're the asshole." - Susan Messing
Harold doesn't have to be hard work. Stop looking so hard for the Game, and start playing (PLAYING) grounded, emotionally driven, kick-ass scenes that -- oh, by the way -- Have fun, intelligent, original games.
Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program to register for this course. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/advanced
If you are approved for Advanced Study and wish to take this class please EMAIL [email protected] with the subject "Permission Voukydis 7340 Advanced Study Harold". Even if you have received permission to register for previous Advanced Study courses, you still need to send an email and wait for a reply.
Note: Spaces in the course will be allotted to students in the order that application emails are received. The status of the course may change to "Sold Out" and back to "Request Permission" when students are being enrolled, but you do NOT need to reapply to this class if that happens. Your original email request will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a space becomes available for you.
Ari Voukydis, Teacher
Ari has been performing improv, standup and sketch comedy since there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997 and has been teaching there for over ten years.
Ari is a regular on all those VH-1 shows your niece watches, like The Best Week Ever and Top 100 Videos, and has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central's The Upright Citizens Brigade.
He has contributed to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and has written for GQ, Grantland, SPY, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly and many other magazines.
Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last show, Loft, ran at UCB Chelsea for a year and was a Time Out New York Critic's Pick. Their comedy short "Small World" was directed by John Landis and featured on The Tonight Show. The have won an award or two for script writing. No big deal.
Over the years Ari has been lucky enough to fall in with some fantastic Harold teams, like DeCoster and Pound, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let's Have a Ball and Wicked F***in' Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry. He co-hosts Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show every Wednesday night with his insanely funny wife Betsy Stover.
Ari and Betsy live in Brooklyn with their intrepid sons Rex and Ajax and their good-natured but humorless terrier Walter. Ari is currently writing a superhero courtroom comedy feature film, and is working with Mark Sarian on a sketch comedy web series for 2013.
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