Improv 101 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled 1-Week Mon-Fri 11am-6pm
Start Date Jul 1, 2019, 11:00am
Price $500
Class Size 17 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Jul 6, 2019, 1:15pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

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

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

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



Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.

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

Class meets for one week, from 11am-2pm & 3-6pm.

Due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule.

Class meets at UCB FRANKLIN (5919 Franklin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028)


Cory P Willis, teacher

Cory P Willis Hi! I began studying at the UCB Theatre (NY) in 2013, then relocated to Los Angeles in 2017. I perform with the "Teacher's Lounge" (7PM the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at UCB Sunset). And you can also catch me performing with my team "Hot Hot Goss" on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 8:30 in the Inner Sanctum.

But y'all didn't come here for show plugs (or did you?)...

Some of the teachers/directors I've been fortunate enough to study improv under include Betsy Stover, Ari Voukydis, Amey Goerlich, Shaun Diston, Billy Merritt, Shannon O'Neill, Anthony Atamanuik, Gavin Speiller, Michael Delaney, Ryan Karels, Chelsea Clarke, Brandon Gardner, Lydia Hensler and a bunch of other amazingly talented people. I've also studied sketch/characters with Geoff Garlock, Dru Johnston, Frank Garcia-Hejl, and Damian Chadwick.

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