(9985) Improv 101 Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Natasha Rothwell
Improv 101: Improv Basics
- All experience levels start with Improv 101
- Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm
- Start Date
- Mon August 11, 2014, 9:30am EDT
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 intensives and regular courses between now and July. 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.
Natasha Rothwell, Teacher
Natasha is a Creative and Performing Arts Scholar and graduate of the University of Maryland theater program and has performed at The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, and Arena Stage. After moving to New York, she studied at The Peoples Improv Theater where she won the NBC Universal Diversity Scholarship, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where she was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs 2012: New Faces Characters Showcase in Montreal. Her parents cried.
In addition to the Just for Laughs Festival she has been invited to perform at comedy festivals over the country: DC Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Improv Marathon, Toronto International Improv Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, DuoFest, Dirty South Improv Festival, Mid-Atlantic Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival.
Natasha is currently a cast member of the Maude team Dinner, and is a member of the weekend team The Curfew. Previous teams include: Kinsey (Lloyd Night), Neighbor Boy (Maude Night), and Goodgirl (Harold Night)
Natasha also performs in the hilarious award-winning duo Hodapp and Rothwell, and can be seen performing regularly with Super Nice, Oh Boy!, and War Bride. She can be heard on the podcast, Naked Radio. She is also a very proud member of The Striking Viking Story Pirates.
For more information visit: www.thoreauup.com
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