Academy Improv Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm

Academy Improv: Forms and Scenework

Prerequisites Accepted into the UCB Academy
Scheduled Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm
Start Date Mar 10, 2019, 11:30am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performances May 17, 2019, 6:00pm
May 19, 2019, 6:00pm
Each academy class course is instructor-driven. Students will study Long Form improv at a high level and will receive in-depth personal feedback about their own performance and progress as improvisers. Please read below for the specific focus of this course.

Improv Is Feelings!

A lot of time, we get so focused on intellectualizing the game and making the "right" comedic choice, that we forget that we are creating theater. And creating theater means playing characters who FEEL. This class will work on all the pieces that make up a successful Harold with a focus on identifying and staying specific about emotions and how that informs the behavior around our games.

Students must be approved for Academy level classes to apply for a spot in this class. Students will be selected from all qualified applicants with a randomizing tool. 

For information on the Academy program, see this page:
If you are interested in taking this class, please enter your email address in the form linked at right. 

You have until Monday February 11 at 11:59pm to submit. Students who get a spot in the class will be notified February 12. (Please enter the email address you use to sign up for classes.) 

Note: Does not meet March 17 or April 21.

Alexandra Dickson, teacher

Alexandra Dickson Alex studied improv at UCBNY, iO Chicago and The Second City Chicago and studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School. At UCB, she improvises regularly with The Stepfathers. Can't get enough of this bio and want more? Visit her website at

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