Academy Improv Sundays 3-6pm

Academy Improv: Forms and Scenework

Prerequisites Accepted into the UCB Academy
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm
Start Date Mar 17, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performances May 18, 2019, 6:00pm
May 23, 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.
The Movie

This class centers on the improvised long form "the Movie," created by Del Close with the Family. The class will simultaneously learn how to find games in classic and contemporary movie genres and to simulate film making techniques like camera angles and editing on the live stage and on the fly. (To clarify -- NO CAMERAS INVOLVED, the form is performed live on stage only). Students will be expected to watch and discuss at least one movie a week as homework. 

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 Wednesday February 27 at 11:59pm to submit. Students who get a spot in the class will be notified February 28. (Please enter the email address you use to sign up for classes.) 

Meets on St. Patrick's Day and Mother's Day. Does not meet April 21 (Easter).

John William Timothy, teacher

John William Timothy John is currently a member of improv team The Curfew. His previous teams include Namaste, A Sparrow, Sandino, and the UCBComedy Beta Team Horse + Horse. He has trained at the UCB since 2006 with the likes of Betsy Stover, Neil Casey, Doug Moe, Porter Mason, Dyna Moe, Jeff Hiller, and Jordan Klepper. 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. Check him out at

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