Improv for Teens Mon-Fri 12-3pm

Improv for Teens: Improv for Teens

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Scheduled Mon-Fri 12-3pm
Start Date Apr 2, 2018, 12:00pm
Price $500
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 5 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Apr 8, 2018, 2:45pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Course meets for multiple sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre. This course is geared towards students 15-18 who are still in high school, and focuses on exercises and skills designed for younger improv students.

NYC students receiving free or reduced price school meals are eligible for scholarships. Please email [email protected] with inquiries, or call (212) 929-8107.

This course will not provide students advanced placement within the UCB Training Center curriculum.

Michael Hartney, teacher

Michael Hartney is the Artistic Director of UCBTNY. He co-created the Characters Welcome house team and has spent years on Harold Night, Lloyd Night, and Maude Night. He can currently be seen doing musical improv with Rumpleteaser and he directed running shows Pop Stars Are Dumb (But We Love Them) and Shkreli! Portrait of a Pharma Bro.

Michael was one of 2016's Comedy Central Comics to Watch, did the 2018 NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, and performed in the New Faces - Characters showcase at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

TV credits include The Break With Michelle Wolf, 30 Rock, and The Who Was? Show. He was also a staff writer on TV Land's late night show Throwing Shade. And crazily enough, Michael originated the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in Broadway's School of Rock The Musical.

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