Character 101 Wednesdays 7-10pm

Character 101: Character Basics

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 201 OR Sketch 101
Scheduled Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Sep 27, 2017, 7:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 12 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Dec 3, 2017, 4:15pm
This is a writing and performance class focused on creating original characters. 

This class will use the concept of the "Game" so a background in other UCB classes is important.  Students will be taught different strategies for coming up with characters. By the end of class students will have developed multiple characters culminating in a class show where they will perform one 3-5 minute character monologue.

Please note: Students will be expected to write and prepare characters outside of class each week. You will perform those characters! You will write AND perform!

Maximum class size is 12
Does not meet October 4 or November 22.

Chrissy Shackelford, teacher

Chrissy Shackelford is a performer and writer based in NYC. Originally from Texas, she studied and performed comedy at ColdTowne Theater in Austin. In New York, she performs on the Maude team, The Classic, is a former cast member of Characters Welcome at UCBT and is an actor and director with The Story Pirates. You can see her solo show, Diane Shangri-La Presents: Not Dry Yet, running at UCBT Chelsea now. Her work has been featured on Reductress, CollegeHumor, Refinery29, and Above Average. You can see 1/3 of her face in a crowd scene in a season 4 episode of Friday Night Lights. She can't remember which episode.

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