Del Close Marathon Workshop Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm

Del Close Marathon Workshop: Special Marathon Workshop

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jun 21, 2017, 3:30pm
Price $55
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 1 session, 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or out-of town performer.*

SPECIAL DCM WORKSHOP: Getting to Premise from Scratch Quickly with Erik Tanouye

This workshop will focus on finding a premise fast when you're starting a scene off a one-word suggestion (with no opening). We'll focus on ways to get there fast if you don't have the freedom to wait 2-3 minutes for something unusual to happen naturally. But we won't be forcing unusual things to happen. Just doing what we can to find that premise faster. 

* You must be listed on the DCM website as a performer in a group from out of town to enroll.  The registrar will check for your name and if you are not listed when you enroll, you will be removed from the workshop and lose $55.

Erik Tanouye, teacher

Erik Tanouye Erik Tanouye is a half-Japanese comedian who can be seen every Saturday night performing with The Curfew at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea.

He was a creative consultant for Netflix's The Characters: Natasha Rothwell episode. He also writes for the UCB Digital Team The Council.

He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form ( which is now available as a book:
His popular twitter feed is available here:

He co-wrote the viral hit "BP Spills Coffee" video (in which he also appears as a Halliburton employee).

Erik has directed many Maude Night shows in the past and written for sketch groups (212), Pocketwatch, Neighbor Boy, Chunk, and Dinner. As an improviser, he performed at Harold night for eight years as a member of legendary teams like Grandma's Ashes, 1985, Dillinger, The Shoves, Bastian, and The Scam.

He is originally from Maryland.

He has an English degree from Dartmouth College and is currently School Manager for the UCB Training Center.

He lives in Hudson Heights.

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