Special Saturday 3:30-6:30pm

Special: Special Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled Saturday 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Feb 16, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $50
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 1 session, 3 hours

Introduction to developing Characters

In this workshop, we'll get an introduction to the concept of developing characters, basic staging when performing and review a basic structure of writing a character piece. At the end of the class, you hopefully will walk away with some ideas to start creating a character of your own! Students should bring paper and pen or a computer to possibly write in class. 

Prerequisite: 
Have seen sketch comedy   

Note: This is Presidents Day weekend.

Leslie Meisel, teacher

Leslie Meisel Leslie Meisel is an actor, writer, director, teacher and in college worked at a bowling alley thinking it would be exactly like Grease 2.
It wasn't.

Currently a co-host of the monthly show COUPLES SKATE and most recently she was a cast member on the UCB house team CHARACTERS WELCOME (Season 1 & 2) and Winner of the 5th annual NBC/UCB Diversity Showcase.

On screen, Leslie can be seen on the new NBC show RISE, Difficult People, Broad City, Netflix’s The Characters, and the feature film Bachelorette (w/Rebel Wilson & Kirsten Dunst).

As a director, she has worked on many shows at the UCB Theatre, including AzN Pop!: Live in Concert!, All In Favor, United Federation of Teachers with Natasha Vaynblatt (IFC, Funny or Die, McSeeney’s), co-directed Stone Cold Fox: Sexy Idiots with Aaron Burdette, (Man Seeking Woman, The Onion), several Maude sketch teams, co-director/writer of He Said She Said with Kate Riley-Zelensky (MTV, Two Guys Named Josh) and worked with Bridge & Tunnel‘s staged show for Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.

Other staged shows at UCB: BOB ODENKIRK and UCB PALS: A LOAD OF HOOEY, Oh My God I Heard You're Dying!, The Unbreakable Gun, Thunder Gulch Presents MNL: Monsters Night Live and she performed in LOVE CAN SUCK A D**K...AND SO CAN I! A show that was co-created by Leslie and Megan Neuringer (written by Megan with Material/Characters by Leslie) all about how much love sucks a big 'ol dong which played to sold out shows at UCBLA and had a year long run at UCBNY.

website: www.lesliemeisel.com
twitter: @lesliemeisel

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