Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Wednesdays 3:45-6:45pm
- Start Date
- Wed August 21, 2013, 3:45pm 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.
Terry Withers, Teacher
Terry began studying long form improv at the UCB in early 2007 where he has been lucky enough to train under such luminaries as Zach Woods, Joe Wengert, Charlie Todd, Erik Tanouye, Anthony King, Will Hines, Michael Delaney, Chris Gethard and Neil Casey. Terry is proud of the five harold teams he has performed on, Robber Baron, Standard Oil, Still Mike, Sandino and Sherlock & Cookies. He is an excited member UCB training staff, performs for TourCo from time to time and loves indie shows!