Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Start Date Dec 30, 2019, 11:00am
Price $525
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Jan 5, 2020, 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, or

Do not sign up for this because it is the only class you see online at present, sign up for it if it is the only course that fits your schedule.

This week-long intensive is intended for students who can only be in the NYC area for a limited time. We will have more once-a-week courses starting before December.

Should I take an intensive?
Intensive courses meet in a condensed period of time compared to our standard eight-week courses. They are recommended mostly for students who do not live in the NYC area, have extensive previous improv experience, or unique schedules that make clearing one or two weeks easier than clearing the same time slot for eight weeks. If you can take a regular four or eight-week course, we recommend you do that. It's cheaper, and you'll have more chances to see free improv shows and practice between classes.

Please note, due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule.


READ SHOW REQUIREMENT CAREFULLY! DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU  WILL BE UNABLE TO SEE TWO SHOWS BEFORE THE GRADUATION PERFORMANCE. There may be limited show options during the week due to holidays - do not book all your evenings if you are coming to town to take this class.

Zack Willis (Intensive)

This class will be taught by UCB Training Center instructors, but due to scheduling issues, the teachers will not be announced in advance.

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