Improv 201 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Improv 201: Game of the Scene
|Prerequisites||Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Mar 3, 2020, 3:30pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Apr 25, 2020, 1:30pm|
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.
Zack Willis, teacher
Zack Willis grew up in Westchester County, NY. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston and has been performing at UCB since 2011. He has been teaching there since 2014.
He currently performs in NYC on Saturday nights with his team, Women & Men. He performs regularly with Rumpleteaser, UCB's musical improv team. He also performs around the country with UCB TourCo.
Zack's writing has appeared on Funny Or Die and The Onion Video.