Improv 101 Mondays 7-10pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mondays 7-10pm
Start Date Oct 15, 2018, 7:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Dec 8, 2018, 5:30pm
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: Meets on November 12, Veterans Day observed.

Alex French, teacher

Alex is a writer and performer living in New York City. He has studied sketch and improv under such UCB greats as Michael Delaney, Neil Casey, Charlie Sanders, Dominic Dierkes, Shannon O'Neill, Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Ben Rodgers, and Dyna Moe, among others.

Alex grew up in Cincinnati watching the stinky Bengals and then went to school at Notre Dame, watching the slightly less stinky Fighting Irish teams and majoring in Film and Television (which was not stinky at all). He moved to New York after graduation and taught 4th grade for two years through Teach For America.

Formerly a member of Spooky Ghost, Three Dogs, and Fun Fun Fun, he can currently be seen improvising at the UCB East Village Theatre every Sunday night in Higgins: the Instagram Show, as well as various other shows and venues throughout the city.

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