Improv 201 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm
Start Date Mar 18, 2018, 11:30am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 19, 2018, 5:30pm
The UCB Training Center teaches quality comedic scenes focus on one central comedic idea: referred to as "The Game" of the scene.

Students will be taught: 1) identifying "games," 2) heightening - finding new ways to make your scenes get funnier from start to finish, 3) realizing how patterns support the "game," 4) second beats (returning to scenes later in a piece).

This course meets for 8 sessions that are each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.

Admission to 301 after the completion of this course is not guaranteed. Students will be judged on their application of concepts that they have learned in Improv 101 & 201. The Training Center will send placement notification to students within 10 days of the Improv 201 graduation performance. Students may not enroll in Improv 301 before receiving this notification.

Class Size: 16 Students
Does not meet April 1. Last session is on Mother's Day.

Patrick Clair, teacher

Patrick Clair is a writer, performer, and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He currently writes for the sketch team The Gift and performs improv occasionally with Teacher Feature. Outside UCB, Patrick is a staff writer for the radio variety show Live From Here with Chris Thile (formerly titled A Prairie Home Companion) which airs Saturday evenings on public radio.

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