(8902) Improv 201 Tues and Thurs 3-6pm Brandon Gardner
Improv 201: Game of the Scene
- Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
- Tues and Thurs 3-6pm
- Start Date
- Tue September 3, 2013, 3:00pm 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
Brandon Gardner, Teacher
Brandon is a writer, performer, director and teacher at the UCB Theater in NY. A native of Saranac Lake, NY, Brandon graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Theatre and performed with the improv/sketch comedy group, "The Pappy Parker Players."
Brandon is a member of the UCB TourCo All-Stars with whom he performs and teaches workshops across the country. When he isn't touring Brandon can be seen performing every weekend with Let's Have a Ball, The Curfew and Improv Nerds at the UCB NY and UCB East theaters. As a writer, Brandon has written over twenty original sketch shows with UCB Maude Teams as well as the political one-act play HOT TEA.
Brandon is proud to have been a teacher at the UCB Training Center since 2009 where is the world record holder for level 201 classes taught.
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