Improv 401 Saturdays 11:30-2:30pm

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Scheduled Saturdays 11:30-2:30pm
Start Date Jan 5, 2019, 11:30am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performances Jan 27, 2019, 4:00pm
Feb 24, 2019, 5:30pm
Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.

The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohesive piece (the "Harold").

Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in at least two class performances, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

Students required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.

Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #233

Ben Siemon, teacher

Ben is an improviser/writer/actor who has been a part of UCBT LA since 2006. He currrently writes for Dreamworks animation. In addition to being an UCBT Instructor, Ben was part of the Harold and Maude programs for over 5 years, and now frequently performs with the groups "Small Town Sheriff" and "Fun Town," where he tends to play a lot of sassy women characters. Other UCB shows include La, La, La, L.A.!: A Puppet Musical & Quick and Funny Musicals. Ben is an experienced puppeteer and performer for Jim Henson's "Puppet Up." Ben's credits include reoccurring on "Crazy-Ex Girlfriend," "Adam Ruins Everything," "Malevolent," "Freak Dance," and playing a killer chicken's wife in "Thankskilling 3." He'd love for you to follow him on Twitter @benjaminjs. Lastly, Ben is proud to be director and performer for "Story Pirates", a non-profit group that encourages children to write creative stories, which they adapt in to sketches shows performed at elementary schools nationwide. WATCH HIS PUPPET MUSICAL HERE: http://youtu.be/dNJbatOH6yk?list=UUWF7Py4RJxxXfRWQXm0I4-A
WATCH HIS BARBIE WEB-SERIES HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzjkYGx-qhm69RaudF5BEfQ

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