Advanced Study Improv Saturdays 3-6pm

Advanced Study Improv: Specialized Long Form Workshop

Prerequisites Completion of 401; Acceptance to Advanced Study Improv
Scheduled Saturdays 3-6pm
Start Date Aug 13, 2016, 3:00pm
Price $400
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Oct 9, 2016, 5:30pm
Each advanced study course is instructor-driven. Students will study Long Form improv and will receive personal feedback about their own performance and progress as improvisers. Please read below for the specific focus of this course.
Pursue Pleasure, Avoid Pain! with Johnny Meeks

This is an acting-focused class that will explore organic, emotionally believable scenework with an emphasis on using your own specifics (POV/experiences/ideas) to drive your improv. By pursuing pleasure instead of pain in the scene, you will be more connected to your scene partner and find it easier to play game. We will explore making choices that will matter to your character and make you more invested in your scenes. You will spend less time fighting in scenes and more time playing. We will use the La Ronde form to develop ideas internally and organically, earn the games and then blow them out!

Students will perform in one class performance at UCB Theatre Franklin. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #228

HOW TO APPLY:

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Improv Program to register for this course. 
For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://losangeles.ucbtrainingcenter.com/advanced

If you are approved for Advanced Study Improv and wish to apply for this class, select APPLY and fill out the form by Tuesday, August 9 at 11am.

There is NO limit to the number of ASH/ASI classes a UCBLA student can attend in 12 months. The rule listed on the application page is for UCB New York ONLY.

Once you enter your email and confirm your information you are added the the applicant pool.

We will review the applicants and send a notice to those who have been accepted on Wednesday, August 10.  Accepted students will be required to pay full tuition by Thursday, August 11.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THE REFUND POLICY FOR ADVANCED STUDY 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 $25 non-refundable registration processing fee. 

NO CLASS SEPTEMBER 3

Johnny Meeks, teacher

Johnny Meeks Johnny is an actor/ improviser/writer originally from St. Louis, MO. He performs weekly on the house team Sentimental Lady and monthly with Toledo Rep, performing improvised plays in the style of great playwrights. You may have seen Johnny on TV on such shows as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Playing House, Key and Peele, Comedy Bang Bang, Up All Night, NTSF:SD:SUV::, and numerous commercials. Johnny co-created and stars in Boondoggle, a digital series on abc.com. He also co-wrote and starred in the film Alleyball, winner "Best Feature" of both the SoCal Independent Film Festival and the New York Independent Features Festival. Meeks has been performing improvisational and sketch comedy at UCBTLA since 2005. He is an improv teacher and serves as the Academic Director at the UCB Training Center. He has appeared in many shows at UCBTLA including Asssscat, Soundtrack, Brand New Ball, ROUGH CUT: The Improvised Movie and Sketch Cram.

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