Improv 101 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm
Start Date Jan 22, 2020, 6:45pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 18, 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, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.

Erik Tanouye, teacher

Erik Tanouye 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. 

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 lives in Manhattan.

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