Improv 101 Saturdays 12-3pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Saturdays 12-3pm
Start Date Jan 5, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 10, 2019, 12:30pm
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.


Does not meet January 19 or February 23. Meets the weekend of Presidents Day.

Maritza MontaƱez, teacher

Maritza is a Brooklyn-based performer and writer originally from California's San Joaquin Valley. She performs improv with her team Party City on Harold Night and co-hosts Living Room: The First Generation, an improv show based on stories by first generation Americans. She has been featured in videos for MTV, Fusion, CH2, and Clickhole, among others. Maritza studied history and fiction at NYU, and improv, sketch, and characters at UCB Theatre under Amber Petty, Kate Zelensky, Anthony Atamanuik, Ryan Karels, Abra Tabak, Brandon Scott Jones, Shannon O'Neill, Brandon Gardner, Billy Merritt, and Jackie Jennings. She is also a bookseller, sensitivity reader, and very occasional flautist.

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