Improv Elective ONLINE Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm EDT

Improv Elective: Special Improv Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled ONLINE Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm EDT
Start Date Apr 15, 2020, 7:30pm
Price $200
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 3 sessions, 2 hours each

Highlights of Improv 201

Learn the fundamentals of "game" in this scene-work focused version of our Improv 201 curriculum. Perfect for improvisers who have wanted to learn UCB's "game of the scene" approach but are unable to travel to NYC or LA for an extended period. Students will cover basic terminology, finding and playing game, and second and third beats.

Prerequisite: Students should have completed an introductory level improv course, or have significant experience with long-form improv.

Note: This course does not take the place of Improv 201 in our curriculum.


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: 

Note: This course meets 7:30-9:30pm EDT. Your local time may vary.

Achilles Stamatelaky, teacher

Achilles Stamatelaky Achilles Stamatelaky is a comedy writer and performer. He has written for Broad City (Comedy Central), MTV, TBS, Huffington Post, among others. He was the former Associate Artistic Director of UCB Theatre.

Achilles has been writing and performing improv and sketch comedy at The UCB Theatre since 2005. He improvises weekly with his group, Airwolf, which performs at SubCulture every Saturday at 8:30 PM. You can also see him performing regularly in ASSSSCAT 3000, UCB Theatre's long-running flagship improv show.

Previous shows include: Harold Night, Maude Night, Up Late! With Lord Voldemort!, The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical, The Heisenberg and Friends Breaking Bad Variety Hour, As The Diamond Burns, and Night Late.

Achilles has appeared in commercials for Rocket Mortgage, Comcast, ESPN, Ally Bank, and others. He has also appeared in various internet videos, The Colbert Report, and Broad City. His comedy writing has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and Nerdist. He has performed with independent groups throughout the city and has performed at multiple comedy festivals across the country.

Achilles has been teaching at the UCB Training Center since 2010. He has directed numerous shows and groups over that time. He is also an instructor at at NYU's Tisch School of The Arts, teaching half-hour comedy writing. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and The Writer's Guild. His dream job is starting point guard for the New York Knicks.

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