(7571) Improv 401 Thursdays 11:30am-2:30pm Erik Tanouye
Improv 401: Harold Workshop
- Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
- Thursdays 11:30am-2:30pm
- Start Date
- Thu September 6, 2012, 11:30am EDT
Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.
The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohsive piece (the "Harold").
Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.
Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in at least two class performances, 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.
Erik Tanouye, Teacher
Erik Tanouye improvises with The Curfew, writes for the Maude Team Dinner and co-wrote the "BP Spills Coffee" video.
As an improviser, he has performed at Harold night for seven years as a member of Grandma's Ashes, Bastian, The Scam, 1985, The Shoves, and Dillinger. He also performed in the shows Proceed With Honor, Red Christmas, and The Mosaic NYC. His directing credits include I Eat Pandas, T.J. Monkeys, and Maude Night, and he has taught workshops at colleges and high schools up and down the East Coast.
Before moving to New York, he improvised with the Dog Day Players at Dartmouth College, where he got a degree in English and creative writing. He also worked for the Telluride Film Festival and has written for and appeared in pilots for Comedy Central and HBO.
He is currently the Director of Student Affairs for the UCB Training Center in New York.
His website is: www.writeitlikedisaster.com
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