Focus on the Game - ONLINE Saturdays Noon PT/3pm ET
Focus on the Game - ONLINE: Game of the Scene
|Prerequisites||Completion of Improv 101 or Intro within last two years|
|Scheduled||Saturdays Noon PT/3pm ET|
|Start Date||Aug 22, 2020, 12:00pm|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Sessions||6 sessions, 2 hours each|
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
(NO CLASS SEPTEMBER 5- US HOLIDAY WEEKEND)
Todd Fasen, teacher
Todd Fasen has been performing since his days in preschool when he was cast as the role of Max in his preschool graduation production of Where The Wild Things Are. In 2000 he began improvising as a member of the Vassar College improv troupe boringly named Improv. Todd studied improv at both UCBTLA and IO West. He currently performs weekly at UCBTLA with the house teams Convoy and Sentimental Lady. He is a teacher at UCBTLA as well as a member of the UCB Tour Co. Todd had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed FX SeriesTerriers, and co-created and starred in a pilot for Comedy Central. He has also appeared on Reno 911!, Conan, Key & Peele, and in various national commercials. Other UCBTLA credits include Thirty:30, Comedy Death-Ray, CDR Sketch, Quick and Funny Musicals,and Sketch Cram.