Improv 201 Tuesdays 2-5pm
Improv 201: Game of the Scene
|Prerequisites||Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Sep 24, 2019, 2:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Nov 22, 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.
Does not meet October 1. Note: October 8 is first night of Yom Kippur, but class ends 90 minutes before sunset.
Doug Moe, teacher
I'm an actor, writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, the epicenter of the artisanal mustache renaissance.
My book "Man Vs Child: One Dad's Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting" was named one of Amazon's "Best Humor Books of 2017" It's a funny dad book for parents worried about messing up their kids.
My second book is "How Not to Get Shot And Other Advice from White People," co-authored with D.L. Hughley. The New York Times Book Review calls it “A satirical but apt addition to the culture’s fraught conversation about race.”
I've been a longtime performer and instructor at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. On TV, you've maybe seen me in "Inside Amy Schumer," "30 Rock" or "Difficult People," among other places. You can see me do improv every week in Teacher Feature.
I write funny things besides my book. I write a featured Tumblr blog about being a dad at www.manvchild.com I tweet at @dougmoe. I've written for McSweeney's, Funny or Die, Gawker and others.