Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8800) Improv Elective Mon-Fri 9am-1pm Kevin Mullaney

Improv Elective: Special Improv Class

Must have previous UCBT class experience. See course description below for details.
Mon-Fri 9am-1pm
Start Date
Mon August 19, 2013, 9:00am EDT

Advanced Topics in Long Form
with Kevin Mullaney

This is a five day intensive workshop on advanced long form scene work. We will focus on starting scenes organically, figuring out the behavior dynamic of characters first and let the circumstances come after. We will practice making specific observations of our scene partners and following our gut reactions to them. We will build games by fitting the specific behavior to circumstances that make it unusual and build other games through behavior--provoking reactions from our scene partner. Finally, we will cover various tools to take our scenes in surprising directions through non-sequitur moves in the middle of scenes. And as time allows, we will explore forms using these longer, unpredictable scenes.

This class meets 9am-1pm Monday-Friday.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Improv 401.

Kevin Mullaney, Teacher

Kevin Mullaney came to us from the ImprovOlympic in Chicago, where he was a performer, teacher and director for 6 years. There he studied under Del Close, Matt Besser, Adam McKay and Miles Stroth. He founded the ImprovOlympic touring company in 1997 and directed it for two years.

In 1999, he moved to New York to teach for the UCB when they opened their first theatre on 22nd Street. He has directed several shows at the UCBT including "Tami Boy" (which was presented at the 2002 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival), "I Thought You Were Dead", "Individually Wrapped" "Tracers", "Retraced" and the Swarm in "Slow Waltz Around Rage Mountain." He created the CageMatch which now runs in several cities in the US and Canada. He is a former artistic director of the UCB Theatre (2001-2003) and ran the UCB Training Center (2003-2005).

He is the Artistic Director of the Chicago Improv Festival, the host of the Improv Resource Center Podcast and webmaster of the Improv Resource Center. He currently performs and teaches in Chicago.


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August 2013
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    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
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    UCB NYC Classroom 3
  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
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