Upright Citizens BrigadeImprovisation and Sketch ComedyTraining Center
(9805) Improv 401 Thursdays 7-10pm Tim Martin
Improv 401: Harold Workshop
Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Thu April 24, 2014, 7:00pm EDT
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.
Tim Martin, Teacher
Tim Martin is a performer and writer based in New York. He performs improv with the Harold team Badman and acts in the popular sketch shows Beneath Gristedes and the ECNY-nominated High School Talent Show. He also appeared in the widely reviled Miscreant Theater Company production of Chekhov's Ivanov, and his voice can heard in the characters of Ronin Dojo Community College DX. He is contributing writer for The Onion News Network. As a commercial actor, he's worked for Comedy Central, MTV2, Direct TV and The History Channel. He has studied with many brilliant teachers along the way, including Anthony King, Curtis Gwinn, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Dyna Moe, Will Hines, Ed Illades, Brad Hartwig, and Sir Shawn Westfall.