Character 201 Wednesdays 7-10pm
Character 201: Building on Character Skills
|Start Date||Oct 17, 2018, 7:00pm|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Dec 15, 2018, 1:00pm|
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. Students will create at least 8 original character pieces. There are 2 performances, one at the halfway point and one at the end of the course that will showcase these characters.
note: Students will be expected to write and prepare characters outside
of class each week. You will perform those characters! You will write
Note: Meets October 31, Halloween. Does not meet November 21.
Jon Bander, teacher
Jon Bander is an actor and comedian living in New York. He is a Character 101 teacher and member of house team Characters Welcome at UCBT. He also taught and performs musical improv with Premiere: The Improvised Musical and Warm Blooded 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 on TBS's "Search Party" and the Netflix shows "Master Of None", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "The Characters". He also 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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