Character 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm

Character 201: Building on Character Skills

Prerequisites Character 101
Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Sep 26, 2017, 7:00pm
Price $475
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Dec 3, 2017, 1:15pm
Building on skills from Character 101, this is a writing and performance class focused on creating original characters. The class will be a workshop that will focus on developing a suite of characters that can be used for professional development. The performance at the end of the course will be a showcase of these characters.

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!

Does not meet October 17 or October 31.

Jon Bander, teacher

Jon Bander is an actor and comedian living in New York. He is a current Character 101 teacher and former member of Characters Welcome at UCBT. He also performs musical improv with Premiere: The Improvised Musical at the Magnet Theater. Otherwise he does character bits and standup at various NYC theaters, bars and basements.

Jon was selected to perform in the New Faces: Characters showcase at the 2015 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. He has also worked for The Second City Theatricals aboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship. Jon has also performed and taught workshops at festivals and cities across the country. He's been fortunate to study with improv luminaries like TJ Jagodowski, David Pasquesi, Armando Diaz, Mick Napier and Susan Messing to name a few.

Outside of improv, Jon has appeared in bit parts in the Netflix shows "Master Of None", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "The Characters". He has performed off-off Broadway in 'PharmaBro: An American Douchical", "8 Million Protagonists", "POPE! An Epic Musical" and NY Fringe Festival hit musical "Nightfall On Miranga Island".

Most people just call him Bander. Feel free to do the same.

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