Improv 201 Tuesdays 3-6pm
Improv 201: Game of the Scene
|Prerequisites||Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Oct 15, 2019, 3:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Dec 5, 2019, 6:00pm|
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.
Erik Tanouye, teacher
Erik Tanouye is a half-Japanese comedian who can be seen every Saturday night performing with The Curfew at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea.
He was a creative consultant for Netflix's The Characters: Natasha Rothwell episode. He also writes for the UCB Digital Team The Council.
He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form (songlyricsinchartform.tumblr.com) which is now available as a book: http://www.amazon.com/Song-Lyrics-Chart-Form-Book/dp/0997067802
His popular twitter feed is available here: http://twitter.com/toyns
He co-wrote the viral hit "BP Spills Coffee" video (in which he also appears as a Halliburton employee).
Erik has directed many Maude Night shows in the past and written for sketch groups (212), Pocketwatch, Neighbor Boy, Chunk, and Dinner. As an improviser, he performed at Harold night for eight years as a member of legendary teams like Grandma's Ashes, 1985, Dillinger, The Shoves, Bastian, and The Scam.
He is originally from Maryland.
He has an English degree from Dartmouth College and is currently School Manager for the UCB Training Center.
He lives in Hudson Heights.