Improv 101 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm
Start Date Jul 21, 2019, 11:30am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 28, 2019, 6:00pm
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.


Does not meet August 11 or September 1.

Matt Dennie, teacher

Matt Dennie Matt is a comedian, actor, and writer originally from Washington state. Currently he is a performer on the improv team Higgins. He produces the alternative comedy showcase COOL SHIT/WEIRD SHIT which can be seen every month at the UCB East. He's written, performed, and directed numerous shows at the theatre.

Matt has appeared on MTV, IFC, Comedy Central, Above Average, and he was named a "Comic to Watch" by Time Out NY.

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