Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Tuesdays 9am-12pm
- Start Date
- Tue April 16, 2013, 9:00am EDT
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.
Shannon O'Neill, Teacher
Shannon O'Neill is a veteran performer at the UCB Theatre NY. She has studied improvisation and sketch comedy under a plethora of teachers including, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney and Armando Diaz and has been teaching at the UCB Training Center since 2005. You can see her improvise on Friday nights with The Stepfathers and Sunday's in Asssscat 3000. She also has a monthly talk show called "Strangers Wanted" and tweets more than she should @spotastic.