Improv 201 Sundays 3:00-6:00pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 3:00-6:00pm
Start Date Jan 6, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 2, 2019, 4:00pm
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).

This course meets for 8 sessions that are each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

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

Admission to 301 after the completion of this course is not guaranteed. Students will be judged on their application of concepts that they have learned in Improv 101 & 201. The Training Center will send placement notification to students within 10 days of the Improv 201 graduation performance. Students may not enroll in Improv 301 before receiving this notification.

Class Size: 16 Students Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.




Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #233







Will McLaughlin, teacher

Will McLaughlin is a Meisner trained actor and began studying with the UCB in New York City in 2001 and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to be part of the UCB's new west coast theater. Best idea he's ever had. Prior to becoming a professional actor and teacher he was a sous-chef, a window washer, a weekend DJ and an advertising copywriter. But the best job he's ever had is being a teacher at the UCB Theater. 

Will has a recurring role on Parks And Recreation as officer Randy Killnose. He can also be seen on the shows Happy Endings, Ben And Kate, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The League, Law And Order SVU and Third Watch. His films include Men In Black 3, Gigantic, and Terrorists where he shared his first on screen kiss with the UCB's Ian Roberts. He mostly plays cops, but seriously, he's versatile. He can also play security guards.

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