Upright Citizens BrigadeImprovisation and Sketch ComedyTraining Center
(9810) Improv 401 Saturdays 12-3pm Kate Riley
Improv 401: Harold Workshop
Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Sat April 26, 2014, 12:00pm 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.
Class does not meet May 24
Kate Riley, Teacher
A student at the UCB since 2008, Kate has studied under Porter Mason, Kevin Hines, Anthony Atamanuik, Shannon O'Neill, Will Hines, and Chris Gethard. She is a super proud member of the Harold team Sandino!! On the UCBNY stage, she has performed in THE BACHELOR: Romance, Roses, and Romance, The Sit Down and Shut Up Variety Hour, Killgore 2010: The New Blood, and with former Harold Team Scootch. Kate performs with indie team Fuck That Shit (A Comedy Team) around town and at the UCBeast, as well as with Two-prov teams Bad Wife! (with Laura Willcox), Black & Riley (with Dan Black), DUDEZ, and Snack Pony. Kate has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Onion News Network, Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker, Hoppus on Music, Gossip Girl, in commercials, and many a funny web video produced by Landlinetv.com, UCBcomedy.com, UCB Beta Teams, College Humor, and Captain Hippo.