Improv 201: Game of the Scene
- Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
- Mondays 9am-12pm
- Start Date
- Mon August 26, 2013, 9:00am 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
Don Fanelli, Teacher
Don has been performing at the UCB Theatre since 2010 and currently performs with The Stepfathers every Friday night. Previously he performed on Harold Night with many teams, including Sandino and Salmon Diane, and acted on Maude Night with Gramps and Dinner. He also often performed around the country with the UCB Touring Company. He currently still performs with indie teams Fuck That Shit (A Comedy Team) and Sabonis (winner of the 2011 & 2012 3x3 Tournament).
Don has written and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre includingSketches for an Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show and his one man show: Mr. Jersey's Neighborhood. He was selected to perform in the 2015 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in the New Faces: Characters showcase.
Don has appeared in a bunch of commercials and TV shows like Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, 30 Rock, Girl Code and the Late Show with David Letterman and has written and performed in many online videos for Above Average, College Humor, and UCB Comedy.