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 thrilled to be on the Harold Team Ice Cold Bev. He was one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2016. With Justin Tyler, he created the Characters Welcome house team, the IFC digital series Unique New York, and Ten Men: A Two Man Character Show. Michael also wrote and performed the long-running So I Like Superman: A One-Nerd Show.

Past UCBT teams include Harold Teams The Governess and Side Piece, Lloyd Team First Lady, and Maude Teams High Treason, Arbuckle, The Prom, and Legs for Days. Other past shows at UCBT include The Dead Dads Club, Spoiler Alert: This Is A Sketch Show, The 2017 Tony Awardz, Brad Sacks Gets A Handjob, Oh My God, I Heard You're Dying!, and The Same Sex-Tacular.

Michael has appeared on 30 Rock, in the films BearCity and Small Time, in web shorts for IFC, Above Average and Yahoo, and commercials for Visa/NFL, Hanes, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and many more. He originated the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in Broadway's School of Rock The Musical and was a staff writer on season one of Throwing Shade on TV Land.

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