Focus on the Game - ONLINE Tuesdays 3-6pm
Focus on the Game - ONLINE: Game of the Scene
|Prerequisites||Completion of Improv 101 or Intro within last two years|
|Start Date||Jan 28, 2020, 3:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Mar 22, 2020, 4:30pm|
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).
*** NOTE: THIS IS AN ENTIRELY ONLINE CLASS. FOR A LIMITED TIME THIS CLASS CAN REPLACE IMPROV 201.
You would be able to sign up for Improv 301 when the Training Center reopens.
NOTE CLASS MEETS ON PACIFIC TIME
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 Hell's Kitchen.
He was a creative consultant for Netflix's The Characters: Natasha Rothwell episode, as well as the writer of the viral satire video "BP Spills Coffee." He has also worked on videos and series for Nerdist, IFC, and Comedy Central, and appeared on Earwolf's podcast "WOMP It Up!" as Nathan Ponsor.
He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form (songlyricsinchartform.tumblr.com) which is now available as a book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997067802
He has been writing and performing at the UCB Theatre since 2002, and teaching at the Training Center for over a decade.
He lives in Manhattan.
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