Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm
Start Date Jul 29, 2018, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 30, 2018, 12:30pm
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
Note: Does not meet September 2, Labor Day weekend. Meets on September 9,  beginning of Rosh Hashanah, but finishes 75 minutes before sunset.

Dru Johnston, teacher

Dru Johnston Dru has written for The Chris Gethard Show, The MTV VMAs, Guy Code, and Funny or Die and has been seen on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Deadbeat, Broad City and Law and Order: SVU (he played a priest, but like... a good priest).

At UCB he currently improvises with Grandma's Ashes on Saturday nights and plays George Costanza in the Improvised Seinfeld, and his team Fuck That Shit (A Comedy Team). Past shows and teams include Sketches from an Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show, harold team Sandino, and Maude teams Bellevue, Everything Rabbits and Arbuckle.

Dru graduated from Whitman College with a degree in theatre. He also took an Astronomy class there and he really loved it.


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