Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9037) Improv 101 Saturdays 11:30am-6:30pm Laura Grey

Improv 101: Improv Basics

All experience levels start with Improv 101
Saturdays 11:30am-6:30pm
Start Date
Sat October 5, 2013, 11:30am 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.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.

Class Size: 16 Students

Important! Improv 101 students enrolling after February 3, 2014:

Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.

This class meets twice a day on four Saturdays. Please check your schedule carefully before enrolling.

Laura Grey, Teacher

Laura Grey came to UCB via Chicago where she wrote and performed two original revues at The Second City, improvised at places like iO and The Annoyance Theaters, and acted in a bunch of plays. She performed and co-devised the all silent revue Reverie directed by Dexter Bullard for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and before that she traveled with the ferocious three-woman sketch troupe Triplette to San Francisco Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, and The Chicago Improv Festival.

At UCB she performs on Harold Night with (most recently) Salmon Diane and Grammer.  In her spare time she procrastinates from all adult tasks by writing videos with the sketch duo Klepper and Grey. Laura has a degree in drama and creative writing from Northwestern University. She likes stuff, in general.


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October 2013
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Class #7

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
  • Class #8

    UCB NYC Classroom 1
  • Performance

  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
  • UCB NYC Classroom 1
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

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