Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8993) Improv 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm John Murray


Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites
Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled
Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Wed September 18, 2013, 7:00pm EDT
Price
$400.00

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


John Murray, Teacher

John Murray started studying with the UCB in 2004. He currently is a member of the UCB House Team Death By Roo Roo and can be seen performing with them every Saturday night. John is also member of the UCB Touring Company that performs improv in different venues across the country. He is a former member of the UCB Harold Team, Bastian, which as of November 2009 became the longest running Harold Team in UCB history. He is also a member of The UCB Maude Team Stone Cold Fox. John has appeared in videos on UCBComdey.com and Atom.com. He has performed in many improv and sketch festivals such as the San Francisco Sketch Fest and the Rhode Island Improv Fest. John graduated from Syracuse University in 2000 with a BFA in acting. He has appeared in many television commercials and appears regularly on NBC's 30 Rock as one of "The Writers Who Never Talk". John happily lives in Brooklyn with his wife and is pumped to be teaching at the UCB.

Schedule

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    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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    UCBT NYC
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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This Course is Completed.