Improv Elective Monday 6-9pm
Improv Elective: Special Improv Class
|Prerequisites||May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.|
|Start Date||Jun 24, 2019, 6:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||1 session, 3 hours|
Intro to Musical Improv (Pride Workshop)
Interested in musical improv? Come learn the basics! In this workshop, you'll learn song structures and all the tools needed to make up a brand new song completely on the spot.
Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 201 or equivalent experience
This class is for LGBTQIA+ identifying improvisers only.
Michael Hartney and Eric Gersen
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.
Eric Gersen is a comedian and musician from New York City who once played piano for Mariah Carey. He is a performer and teacher at the UCBT, where he has performed on Harold Night, and currently performs with the Musical Improv Team Rumpleteaser, which he directs and musically accompanies. He has written several shows that have gone up at the UCBT including his solo show Gersenality: One Man's Search for Google Greatness, and the musical Seventeen Seventy-Something. He is the also Associate Music Director of the Story Pirates, a composer for Improv Everywhere, and he has composed music for various TV Shows including TruTV's Impractical Jokers, as well as web series, podcasts, short films, and videos across the internet.