Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8286) Advanced Study Improv Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Stephen Ruddy

Advanced Study Improv: Specialized Long Form Workshop

Completion of 401; Acceptance to Advanced Study Improv
Sundays 3:15-6:15pm
Start Date
Sun April 14, 2013, 3:15pm EDT

Each master class course offered at this level is instructor-driven. Students will study Long Form improv at an advanced level and will receive in-depth personal feedback about their own performance and progress as improvisers. Please read below for the specific focus of this course.

Gravid Water Workshop with Stephen Ruddy
In this 6 week workshop, you will practice the techniques and principles of the UCBT show Gravid Water, which has scenes with one person following a script and the other person improvising. Focus will be on grounded play, being in the moment and professional stage craft. Students will be asked to memorize scripts outside of class

Pre-requisite: Must be approved for Advanced Study Improv courses

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program to register for this course. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/advanced

Email: [email protected]

Subject line:  Advanced Study Improv Ruddy 8286 Codeword Curtain

The subject line must be 100% correct for your application to be accepted. You have until 4pm on Tuesday, March 26 to submit your application. Students will be notified after that point if they have been selected.

Body: Nothing is required. 

Note: Spaces in the course will be allotted randomly based on all the applicants. The status of the course may change to "Sold Out" and back to "Request Permission" when students are being enrolled, but you do NOT need to reapply to this class if that happens. Your original email request will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a space becomes available for you.

Stephen Ruddy, Teacher

Stephen Ruddy has been directing Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Jason Sudeikis, Megan Mullally, David Cross, Scott Adsit, and other comedy luminaries in UCBT’s Gravid Water since 2004, both in New York and LA.  He is also the creator and a frequent performer. Stephen directs for The 52nd Street Project, NYU Graduate Acting’s Free Play series, and created the UCBT shows Chekhprov—with Scott Adsit, Becky Drysdale, and Tami Sagher—and Ruddy & White.  He is a member of the curatorial committee of The Moth, the Peabody Award-winning storytelling organization. He graduated from Columbia University, and studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.  Most importantly, he played the “Bartender in the Lakeview Lounge” on CBS’s As The World Turns for 6 years.


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April 2013
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
May 2013
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Performance

  • Performance

  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

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