Improv 101 Tuesdays 7-10pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Mar 12, 2019, 7:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 4, 2019, 3:00pm
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.



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.

Alex French, teacher

Alex French Alex is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn.

He 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.

Alex can currently be seen improvising with Higgins: the Instagram Show every Friday at 7pm at UCB at SubCulture, as well as various other shows and venues throughout the city.

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