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 studied under some of the best teachers and improvisers at the UCB Theater since 2007, and has performed regularly since 2010. He has performed on a number of Harold teams, including Sandino, and currently performs with Salmon Diane. He also acts on Maude Night with Dinner, and formally with Gramps.
Don has studied with Bill Esper, in the two year acting intensive at the William Esper Studio, has performed in numerous shows at the UCB theatre, and has appeared in a bunch of short plays, commercials, promos, videos, and TV shows, like 30 Rock.
Don has been an active coach of all levels of improv since 2010 and now looks forward to teaching at the UCB.