Improv 101 Mondays 3:30-6:30pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mondays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Apr 2, 2018, 3:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 26, 2018, 4:00pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

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

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

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

Class Size: 16 Students


Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.


Note: Class performance is Memorial Day weekend - check calendar before enrolling!

James Dwyer, teacher

James Dwyer -- comedian, actor, writer -- performs improv every Friday night at UCB Hell's Kitchen with The Law Firm.You can also check out his show A Big Dumb Thing -- a monthly showcase for the absurd cohosted by Jackie Jennings -- on the second Saturday of each month at UCB East. Previously he has performed on Harold Night and in the sketch shows Standards & Practices and Dorothy Goes To Hollywood.

As an actor James has appeared on such television shows as Master of None, Difficult People, The Detour and in various national commercials. Follow him on Twitter @jamesbdwyer.

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