(8986) Improv 101 Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm Anthony Atamanuik
Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Thu September 19, 2013, 3:30pm 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.
Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.
Students required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.
Class Size: 16 Students
Class does not meet 10/10
Anthony Atamanuik, Teacher
Anthony has studied under legendary acting and vocal coach Kristen Linklater during his Emerson College years. He has also had the opportunity to study improvisation with, UCB founders Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser. Anthony has also taken classes and been directed by, Seth Morris, Billy Merritt, Owen Burke, Kevin Mullaney, Dyna Moe, and Brian Huskey.
Anthony has been a teaching improvisation at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Training Center for over a year. He has directed UCB house team Reuben Williams and UCB Harold teams, Creep, 1985, fwand, Kill Your Darlings, Raynard, DeCoster, Beverly Hills, and Tantrum.
He wrote the film short "The Incredible Drunk" which won the Channel 102 Film Festival. Anthony also wrote web content for Jim Henson Interactive from 1996-1998.
Anthony performed the with the Gotham City Improv Main Company from 2000 to 2002. He has performed improv at he UCB theatre since 2003 with a variety of ensembles, "Creep", "Grenade vs. Washing Machine" and "Trillion". He currently performs with the house team "Death By Roo Roo". Anthony is also a regular monologist at UCBâ's flagship Sunday night show Assscat.
His Television credits include appearances on Conan O'Brian, The Caroline Rhea Show, and The Tony Danza Show. He has a recurring role as a Girly Show staff writer "Anthony Yannetti" on the Emmy Award winning NBC Sitcom "30 Rock" and plays various roles in the Adult Swim's "Fat Guy Stuck In Internet".
Anthony lives in Astoria with his girlfriend Flossie and their turtle, Turtle.
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