Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7597) Advanced Study Performance Thursdays 7-10pm Ari Voukydis


Advanced Study Performance: Advanced Performance Workshop

Prerequisites
Advanced Study Harold; Application only
Scheduled
Thursdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Thu September 20, 2012, 7:00pm EDT
Price
$350.00


YOU MUST APPLY TO BE IN THIS CLASS, SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

Advanced Scramble Mechanics Taught by Ari Voukydis


Scramble Mechanics means taking the Harold, stripping it down to its component parts, and rearranging them into a rhythmically complex, mashup-inspired performance piece. Scenes will overlap, improvisers will play multiple characters in multiple scenes at the same time, you will learn edits inspired by DJ Girltalk and edits inspired by Brecht.

The Scramble was originally conceived by Joe Bill for Chicago’s Annoyance Theater as “a Bat with the lights on” - meaning a sound-scaped, intricate piece of music for your eyes. You may have seen it at DCM.

What attracted me to performing and teaching the Scramble is that of all the forms I’ve done, this is the most like being inside The Matrix. - Ari

This class will perform at the theatre for 4 weeks.

If you are interested in taking this class, send an email to [email protected] with the subject "ASP 7597 Scramble Voukydis", by 5 pm on Friday September 7th. We will review the applicants and send a notice to those who have been accepted by Tuesday, Sept 11th.

Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Study Harold class (or Improv 501). The ability to attend all 8 classes (and four shows). Do not apply for this course if you can not attend all 8 classes and 4 shows.

Maximum class size is 16.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THE REFUND POLICY FOR THESE CLASSES HAS CHANGED. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS STARTING 24 HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION (OR A FULL BUSINESS DAY FOR WEEKEND CLASSES).

Ari Voukydis, Teacher

Ari began performing improv, standup and sketch comedy in New York City back when there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997, was taught by Amy, Ian, Matt and Matt and has been teaching at UCB for over twelve 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. He currently writes for BuzzFeed.

Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last show, Loft, ran at UCB NY 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 was the founder and co-host Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show, along with his insanely funny wife Betsy Stover.

Ari and Betsy live in Los Angeles with their intrepid sons Rex and Ajax and their good-natured but humorless terrier Walter.

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