Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Tuesdays 6:15-9:15pm
- Start Date
- Tue July 17, 2012, 6:15pm 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.
Tim Martin, Teacher
Tim Martin is a performer and writer based in New York. He performs improv with the Harold team Badman and acts in the popular sketch shows Beneath Gristedes and the ECNY-nominated High School Talent Show. He also appeared in the widely reviled Miscreant Theater Company production of Chekhov's Ivanov, and his voice can heard in the characters of Ronin Dojo Community College DX. He is contributing writer for The Onion News Network. As a commercial actor, he's worked for Comedy Central, MTV2, Direct TV and The History Channel. He has studied with many brilliant teachers along the way, including Anthony King, Curtis Gwinn, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Dyna Moe, Will Hines, Ed Illades, Brad Hartwig, and Sir Shawn Westfall.