NY Improv Program

level image Improv 101 through Improv 401 make up our core Improv Program. In these courses you will learn how to improvise game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the "Harold".

The Improv Advanced Study Program is open to all students who pass Improv 401 and wish to continue taking classes. The program offers a wide variety of classes including ones on specific aspects of improv, drilling the Harold, and different forms.

This class introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. Students will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create comedic improvised scenes.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 101 Tue-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm May 26th, 2020, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jun 8th, 2020, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm Jul 6th, 2020, 11:30am Intensive Course Details
Improv 101 Mondays 11:30am-6:30pm Aug 24th, 2020, 11:30am Intensive Course Details

This class introduces the concept of finding the Game of The Scene in long-form improv. The "game" is the cornerstone of the UCB improv philosophy - it roughly means being aware of what makes your scenes funny and focusing on it as the scene progresses.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 Tuesdays 7-10pm May 12th, 2020, 7:00pm Erik Tanouye Course Details
Improv 201 Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Jun 1st, 2020, 11:30am Intensive Course Details

This class introduces the form called The Harold. In the Harold, performers improvise comedic scenes that connect to create one unified piece.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 Mondays and Wednesdays 3-6pm May 4th, 2020, 3:00pm Erik Tanouye Course Details

In this class, students continue to study the Harold. After successfull completing this class, they have completed the core improv program at the UCBT.

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The Advanced Study program is an application-only set of classes, designed for students who have completed the core curriculum and are ready to make a professional level of commitment to improv or sketch comedy, and are ready to perform at an advanced level.

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