Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9963) Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm John Timothy


Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites
All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled
Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm
Start Date
Mon June 2, 2014, 9:30am EDT
Price
$475.00

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.



Some summer intensives are being listed early for those making summer travel plans. We will offer additional regular courses before this class starts. Do not sign up for this because it is the only class you see online at present, sign up for it if it is the only course that fits your summer travel plans.


Should I take an intensive?
Intensive courses meet in a condensed period of time compared to our standard eight-week courses. They are recommended mostly for students who do not live in the NYC area, have extensive previous improv experience, or unique schedules that make clearing one or two weeks easier than clearing the same time slot for eight weeks. If you can take a regular four or eight week course, we recommend you do that. It's cheaper, and you'll have more chances to see free improv shows and practice between classes.

Please note, due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule.


PLEASE CHECK SCHEDULE CAREFULLY.


PLEASE  READ SHOW REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY! DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU  WILL BE UNABLE TO SEE TWO SHOWS BEFORE THE GRADUATION PERFORMANCE. 
You will need to be free weeknights to see shows.

John Timothy, Teacher

John is a member of the UCB Harold Team Namaste and a writer/director for the UCB Beta Team Horse + Horse. Past work at the UCB includes the Harold teams Sandino and A Sparrow. He has trained at the UCB since 2006 with the likes of Betsy Stover, Neil Casey, Doug Moe, Porter Mason, Dyna Moe, Jeff Hiller, Jordan Klepper, and Will Hines. A graduate of Amherst College, he spent his most formative years fighting frostbite and getting tear gassed every time the Red Sox won the World Series.

John's favorite UCB moment was probably the time he was playing Hurley in The Dharma Initiative Company Picnic and almost choked to death on his wig.

Schedule

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  • Class #1

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #2

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #3

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #4

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #5

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #6

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #7

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Class #8

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Performance

    UCB EAST
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

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

     
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