(9867) Advanced Study Performance Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm Achilles Stamatelaky
Advanced Study Performance: Advanced Performance Workshop
- Advanced Study Harold; Application only
- Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
- Start Date
- Thu May 1, 2014, 6:30pm EDT
The Word with Achilles Stamatelaky
SUGGESTION = FORM. In this class, the objective will be to organically discover and explore an improv form tied directly to the suggestion. On any given night, the audience could be treated to the “Caterpillar” form, or the “Doritos” form, or the “WTF?!” form, or the...
Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program and have completed an Advanced Study Harold class to apply for a spot in this class. Students will be selected from all qualified applicants. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page:
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You have until 12:00 pm on Sunday April 20 to enter your email address. Students will be notified on Wednesday April 23 if they have a slot in the class.
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Students who have taken 3 or more ASH classes can apply for this class, and it won't count towards their 12-month ASH/ASI total.
Achilles Stamatelaky, Teacher
Achilles has been writing and performing improv and sketch comedy at The UCB Theatre for a decade. He improvises weekly with his group Airwolf, which performs at UCB's East Village Theatre every Saturday at 8:30 PM.
Previous shows and house teams include Harold Night (T.R.U.C.K.S., Whorenado, Penthouse Riot, and Standard Oil), Maude Night (The Prom and (212), Night Late (produces a brand-new late night talk show with a new guest every month), and the video team Scraps which produced content for UCB Comedy's YouTube Channel. He was a founding member of Hot Lather, which created "As The Diamond Burns," UCB's long-running improvised soap opera. He has also performed throughout New York City with dozens of independent improv groups.
Achilles' sketches have been featured on Splitsider, NY Magazine's "Vulture Blog," and Roger Ebert's blog. He has written for YouTube's Official Comedy channel, Plume Publishing's Coloring For Grown-Ups Series, and contributed writing to MTV2, PauliLu, and Funny Or Die.
He has also created two sold out Harry Potter-themed shows for UCB: Up Late! With Lord Voldemort! (2007) which was featured in The Gothamist and NY Magazine's "Vulture Blog"; and The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical! (2010 and 2011), which was featured in TimeOut NY, The Huffington Post, and WNYC. He also directed, produced, and wrote for The Heisenberg and Friends Breaking Bad Variety Hour (2013), a sold out Breaking Bad-themed event. He has also directed numerous shows and groups at the theatre, including The Evente and The Word.
Achilles has appeared in commercials for Nickelodeon, Comcast, ESPN (among others) as well as various internet videos, The Colbert Report, and Broad City. Achilles is an instructor at the UCB Training Center and has been teaching since 2010. He was also the former Associate Artistic Director of UCB Theatre NY.
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