Improv 201 Thursdays noon-3pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Thursdays noon-3pm
Start Date Jan 10, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 1, 2019, 5:00pm
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 #225




Drew DiFonzo Marks, teacher

Drew DiFonzo Marks is a writer, actor, and improviser in LA.

He has been on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Comedy Bang! Bang!, HBO's Funny or Die Presents, Fox's "ADHD", Comedy Central's Reno911!, and alot of dumb commercials. He is the co-creator, producer, and writer of the web-series "2Bed/1Bath" with over 1 million views.

He has been with UCB since 2003 and is on the teaching faculty. He is the former Artistic Director of the UCB Los Angeles. He took a year abroad to go write/perform at the 'Boom Chicago' comedy theatre in Amsterdam.

He performs improv every Thursday at 11 with his team "Last Day of School" doing the Text Message Show.

He is the author of the parody book "How to be the Greatest Improviser in the Universe".

That and everything else he's made is here: http://www.drewdifonzomarks.com

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