Improv 101 Thursdays 3-6pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Thursdays 3-6pm
Start Date Aug 2, 2018, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 22, 2018, 1:00pm
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.

Lou Gonzalez, teacher

Lou is a comedian/writer/director born and raised in the Bronx. You can see him performing every Sunday with Higgins and hosting Indie Cagematch with the TLC of improv: The Mannequin Room. He's a fierce queen who has been doing sketch comedy and improv in NYC since 2009.

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