Improv 201: Game of the Scene
- Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
- Tuesdays 7-10pm
- Start Date
- Tue April 9, 2013, 7:00pm EDT
The UCB Training Center teaches quality comedic scenes focus on one central comedic idea: referred to as "The Game" of the scene.
Students will be taught: 1) identifying "games," 2) heightening - finding new ways to make your scenes get funnier from start to finish, 3) realizing how patterns support the "game," 4) second beats (returning to scenes later in a piece).
This course meets for 8 sessions that are each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.
Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.
Admission to 301 after the completion of this course is not guaranteed. Students will be judged on their application of concepts that they have learned in Improv 101 & 201. The Training Center will send placement notification to students within 10 days of the Improv 201 graduation performance. Students may not enroll in Improv 301 before receiving this notification.
Class Size: 16 Students
Tim Martin, Teacher
Tim Martin is a performer and writer based in New York. He performs improv with the Harold team Badman and acts in the popular sketch shows Beneath Gristedes and the ECNY-nominated High School Talent Show. He also appeared in the widely reviled Miscreant Theater Company production of Chekhov's Ivanov, and his voice can heard in the characters of Ronin Dojo Community College DX. He is contributing writer for The Onion News Network. As a commercial actor, he's worked for Comedy Central, MTV2, Direct TV and The History Channel. He has studied with many brilliant teachers along the way, including Anthony King, Curtis Gwinn, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Dyna Moe, Will Hines, Ed Illades, Brad Hartwig, and Sir Shawn Westfall.