Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Saturdays 12-3pm
- Start Date
- Sat January 5, 2013, 12:00pm EST
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.
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
Jordan Klepper, Teacher
Jordan Klepper recently moved to New York from Chicago where he was an active member of the improv community for close to ten years. While in Chicago he was an original member of the long running shows "Whirled News Tonight," "The Late Night Late Show," as well as the "Beatbox." At the i.O. Theatre he played regularly with "The Armando Diaz Experience," veteran Harold team (and Del Close Award Winning Best Harold Team) "Carl and the Passions" and "Bullet Lounge" along with many other independent teams. He toured the world with the Second City National Touring Company, as well as performing in the "Second City Improv All-Stars." In the sketch world, he is one half of the group "Steve and Jordan"" which has performed multiple shows to critical acclaim in Chicago as well as New York's UCB theatre. In addition to sketch and improv, Jordan was a correspondent on the comedic sports show "Friday Night Tailgate" on the Big Ten Network for three seasons.