Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9792) Improv 401 Mondays 7-10pm Ryan Karels


Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Prerequisites
Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Scheduled
Mondays 7-10pm
Start Date
Mon April 21, 2014, 7:00pm EDT
Price
$400.00

Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.

The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohsive piece (the "Harold").

Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in at least two class performances, 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 does not meet May 26

Ryan Karels, Teacher

Ryan Karels is the representative comedian for all of North Dakota (Huffington Post, 2011).  He is a member of Grandma's Ashes and played on Harold Night with Decoster, Creep and Filth. He is one of KROMPF. Past shows at the UCB include RADIO ROGUE, THE OL' FACTORY, INTELLECTUAL YOGA, YOUR FAVORITE THING, AFTER SCHOOL SUPER POWER HOUR and THEATRE ROBOT MAGIKA. He directed NEIL CASEY'S SENTIMENTAL IRISH CHRISTMAS, THE KIRK CAMERON REPERTORY PLAYERS PRESENT: A HARRY POTTER MUSICAL!, videos with Diamonds Wow!, at Maude night with High Treason, and Stone Cold Fox: YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS SHOW IS ABOUT YOU. He has taught improvisation at LIU CW Post, Williams College, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival since 2006. Ryan appeared in THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (2011) and on ROYAL PAINS (2012). He is an Artistic Associate of Les Freres Corbusier, HELL HOUSE, HEDDATRON, BOOZY, THE FRANKLIN THESIS, was in the original Off-Broadway cast of GUTENBERG, THE MUSICAL!, and once rode a horse on Conan. He graduated from Yale where he learned to love linear editing machines.

Schedule

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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
     
  • Class #2

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
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  • Class #3

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • Class #4

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • Class #5

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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  • Class #6

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • Class #7

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • Class #8

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
     
  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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