Learning from the Masters ONLINE Wednesdays 7pm PT/10pm ET

Learning from the Masters: Character Elective

Prerequisites None
Scheduled ONLINE Wednesdays 7pm PT/10pm ET
Start Date Aug 5, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $200
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 4 sessions, 3 hours each


this four-week character course, students will produce four original,
three-to-five-minute character pieces that will be ready to record or
showcase. Much like an Art History class studying an art period and
crafting their own work in that style, students will chart great comedic
performances from the silent era all the way to today. This class
will analyze and deconstruct what makes a great character, and students
will then write their own character pieces inspired by those styles. The
class will watch and analyze clips together, present solo work, do a
mix of in-class and homework assignments, and create basic costumes if


Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone. 

This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:


Dhruv Uday Singh, teacher

Dhruv Uday Singh Dhruv Uday Singh is an actor, writer, director, improviser, and other things you can just claim to be. He recurs as Raj Patil in the Freeform series Good Trouble, Vijay Chandasara in the Fox series Prodigal Son, and has been on shows like Single Parents (NBC), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC), Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV), The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), and starred in movies like Lucky (premiering at SXSW). He was the lead in the CBS pilot "Pandas in New York", and it went to series! Only the whole series was just one episode that never aired. JK it didn't go to series.

Dhruv performs with Queen George (a graduated Harold team) at UCB, where he sometimes teaches Improv and Sketch. He wrote and performed on the Groundlings Sunday Company, and had a script featured on The Black List. He studied film and creative writing at USC, wrote and performed on Maude Night at UCB, performed in the ABC Talent Showcase, and created the wordless show The Sound of Silence. He was born and raised in Bombay, now Mumbai, India. You can watch him several nights a week at UCB as the co-host of I’m Too Effing High, on Asian AF, Benetton, Assembly, and others.

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