Del Close Marathon Workshop Thursday 3-6pm

Del Close Marathon Workshop: Special Marathon Workshop

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled Thursday 3-6pm
Start Date Jun 28, 2018, 3:00pm
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: The Straightman Workshop with Achilles Stamatelaky

This workshop will teach you how to play yourself and react honestly while still keeping the scene alive with fun, top of your intelligence moves. Perfect for improvisers who get stuck in argument, players who constantly find themselves playing weird unjustified characters, and everyone in between

* 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.

Achilles Stamatelaky, teacher

Achilles Stamatelaky is a comedy writer and performer. He has written for Broad City (Comedy Central), MTV, TBS, Huffington Post, among others. He was the former Associate Artistic Director of UCB Theatre.

Achilles has been writing and performing improv and sketch comedy at The UCB Theatre for over decade. He improvises weekly with his group, Airwolf, which performs at UCB's East Village Theatre every Saturday at 8:30 PM. You can also see him performing regularly in ASSSSCAT 3000, UCB Theatre's long-running flagship improv show.

Previous shows include: Harold Night, Maude Night, Up Late! With Lord Voldemort!, The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical, The Heisenberg and Friends Breaking Bad Variety Hour, As The Diamond Burns, and Night Late.

Achilles has appeared in commercials for Nickelodeon, Comcast, ESPN, Ally Bank, and others. He has also appeared in various internet videos, The Colbert Report, and Broad City. His comedy writing has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and Nerdist. He has performed with independent groups throughout the city and has performed at multiple comedy festivals across the country.

Achilles has been teaching at the UCB Training Center since 2010. He has directed numerous shows and groups over that time. He is also an instructor at The Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of The Arts, teaching half-hour comedy writing. His dream job is starting point guard for the New York Knicks.

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