Improv 201 Sundays 3-6pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm
Start Date Dec 8, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 14, 2020, 6:00pm
The UCB Training Center teaches quality comedic scenes focus on one central comedic idea: referred to as "The Game" of the scene.

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 December 22 or 29. Note: Performance is on Valentine's Day, Friday of Presidents Day weekend.

James Dwyer, teacher

James Dwyer James Dwyer -- comedian, actor, writer -- is currently based in NY but tells people he's bi-coastal because he enjoys lying to people. You can currently catch him performing weekly on Fridays with The Law Firm and formerly with A Big Dumb Thing, Strife, Harold Night, The UCB Touring Company and in the sketch shows Standards & Practices and Dorothy Goes To Hollywood.

As an actor James has appeared on such television shows as What We Do In The Shadows (FX), Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), Friends from College (Netflix) and in various national commercials. Follow him on Twitter @jamesbdwyer.

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