Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9678) Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm John Murray


Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites
All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled
Mondays 7-10pm
Start Date
Mon March 17, 2014, 7:00pm EDT
Price
$400.00

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.



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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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
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    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #6

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
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  • Class #7

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • Class #8

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • Performance

    UCB EAST
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
  • UCB EAST
    153 E. 3rd St. at Avenue A

     
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