Academy Improv Tuesdays 7-10pm

Academy Improv: Forms and Scenework

Prerequisites Accepted into the UCB Academy
Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Mar 5, 2019, 7:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3.38 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Apr 25, 2019, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Performance Apr 25, 2019, 5:30pm
Each academy class course is instructor-driven. Students will study Long Form improv at a high level and will receive in-depth personal feedback about their own performance and progress as improvisers. Please read below for the specific focus of this course.



SIX Questions with Rich Talarico
WHERE? WHO? WHAT? HOW? WHY? WHEN?
Crucial questions in storytelling. Often one ore more of these important questions can be left unaddressed in an improv performance. This is a class Rich has been teaching for 10 years in LA and around the country.  Learn how Improvisers play WHERE (object work) WHO (point of view and character) WHAT (games or playable dynamics of scene) HOW & WHY (the gift givers) and WHEN (dealing with time, linear and shattered narrative. Join Rich Talarico a 25+ year improv vet and Alumnus of The Second City and Improv Olympic as he leads this workshop that will leave you with many tools to create characters and worlds instantly.


Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #222


IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THE REFUND POLICY FOR ACADEMY COURSES. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS IF WITHDRAWAL REQUEST IS RECEIVED LESS THAN 1 FULL BUSINESS DAY PRIOR TO THE START OF COURSE.   



All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.  



If you are approved for Academy and wish to take this class, you may enroll now. More information about our Academy program can be found here: https://ucbtrainingcenter.com/academy





EXTRA NOTE! THERE IS A REHEARSAL SCHEDULED FOR THIS CLASS SHOW.

Rich Talarico, teacher

Rich Talarico Rich Talarico is an Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning writer and producer best known
for his work on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele.“ Additionally, Rich has written/produced
“Review” for Comedy Central, FOX’s “Mad TV,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight
Show w. Jay Leno”, and the 2-hour TV Special “Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows.” Rich
also produced and wrote “Frank TV“ for TBS, “The Sketch Pad” for HBO and co-produced The
Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show for Comedy Central.
Rich took his first improv class from Stephen Colbert at Chicago’s Second City Theater back in
the 1900s. Rich went on to tour with Second City’s National Touring Company and later co-created
five original sketch comedy revues with SC’s etc., and Main Stage Companies. While in Chicago,
Rich was also involved at Improv Olympic (Now iO) under the direction of Charna Halpern and
the late, Del Close. Rich played on the Improv Olympic house teams “Mr. Blonde” and “Faulty
Wiring” – co-created the long-form improv shows “Strap Heads”, “Trio”, “Close Quarters” and
“Dasariski“ and played with the early casts of Chicago’s longest running improv show: “The
Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny.”
Rich has appeared in a number of TV commercials, most notably A&W Rootbeer’s “Mr. Dumass.”
Rich also appeared in small roles on “Review”, “SNL”, “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, “Early
Edition”, “What About Joan?” and the feature film “High Fidelity”. Rich runs comedy writing and
improv comedy work-shops in Los Angels and around the US.

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