Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Tuesdays 7pm-10pm
- Start Date
- Tue January 8, 2013, 7:00pm 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.
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.
Winston Noel, Teacher
Winston Noel has studied at UCBT since early 2007 with teachers including Will Hines, Joe Wengert, Anthony King, Zach Woods and Shannon O'Neill. He also studied acting at the Michael Howard Studios and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005. Winston has been in several plays around the city, and can be seen on the Internet in videos for collegehumor.com, commercials for Yahoo and POM tea and ucbcomedy.com. He has performed with the Maude team 27 kidneys and currently performs with the Harold team Ragnarock.