Character 101: Character Basics
- Completion of Improv 201 OR Sketch 101
- Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Thu July 11, 2013, 3:30pm EDT
This is a writing and performance class focused on creating original characters.
This class will use the concept of the "Game" so a background in other UCB classes is important. Students will be taught different strategies for coming up with characters. By the end of class students will have developed multiple characters culminating in a class show where they will perform one 3-5 minute character monologue.
Please note: Students will be expected to write and prepare characters outside of class each week. You will perform those characters! You will write AND perform!
Maximum class size is 12
Michael Hartney, Teacher
Michael Hartney has been teaching at UCB since 2012 and was the writer/performer of So I Like Superman: A One-Nerd Show. He is currently on the Harold Team Side Piece, and was on the Maude Teams Legs for Days, The Prom, Arbuckle, and High Treason. With Justin Tyler, he is the co-creator of Characters Welcome, a monthly showcase and webseries, as well as Ten Men: A Two Man Character Show. Michael directed UCB shows I Am Very Important People and The Dead Dads Club, and is a staff writer at Logo TV.