Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7553) Improv 301 Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm Anthony Atamanuik


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date
Sat September 8, 2012, 3:30pm EDT
Price
$350.00

[b]If you took Improv 201 in January 2010 or later, you cannot enroll in this course until you receive written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201. ONLY if 10 days have passed since your graduation performance and you have not received this information, please email the registrar at [email protected] for NY classes or [email protected] for LA classes.[/b]

This course introduces students to the long form improvisation structure known as "The Harold," developed by Del Close.

"The Harold" is a series of scenes inspired by a single suggestion that fit together into one cohesive half hour piece. Students learn how to 1) perform openings, 2) create scenes inspired by an opening 3) perform "group games," 4) second and third beats (returning to scenes later in the piece).

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

Students required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.

Class Size: 16 Students


Anthony Atamanuik, Teacher

Anthony Atamanuik has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over ten years. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles after graduating with a BS in Film Theory from Emerson College. While living in LA Anthony worked for Jim Henson Interactive , Mr. Show, and sadly, Suzanne Somers.

He moved to New York in 2000 and started training and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2002. Anthony has trained with Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Owen Burke, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney, Seth Morris and others.

He has performed with various Harold Teams including Creep and performed with the acclaimed Instant Cinema. 

Anthony is currently performing with the critically acclaimed and award-winning weekend team Death by Roo Roo on Saturday nights , he is also a regular performer in ASSSSCAT 3000 on Sunday night, Anthony also performs in his one-man variety show, the Tony and Johnny show, Tuesday nights at 9:30PM, and every Wednesday he makes movie magic with Neil W Casey in the Two Man Movie.

He has played various roles in Adult Swim's "Fat Guy Stuck in Internet", he as also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brian, The Caroline Rhea Show, The Reggie Watt's Live at Central Park Comedy Central Special and in a very special DVD extra on Todd Barry's Comedy Central Special. 

For the last 7 Seasons, Anthony can be seen on NBC's 30 Rock , playing a very expressive staff writer who doesn't speak.

Schedule

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  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
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    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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    UCBT NYC
     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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This Course is Completed.