Improv 101 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Start Date Apr 29, 2019, 11:00am
Price $500
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 12, 2019, 3:00pm
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.

Class Size: 16 Students


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 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 11am-2pm   
 
Due to the nature of the intensive class, make-ups are much harder to schedule. 

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #227

Betsy Stover, teacher

Betsy Stover Betsy Stover has been with the UCBT in NYC since 1997, serving as an improviser, actor, writer, director, and teacher. She's been on numerous UCB teams including COWBOT, ICE-NINE, and DECOSTER; and in a million UCBT shows, including ASSSSCAT 3000, LET'S HAVE A BALL, HOT FOR TEACHER, DIAMOND LION, TUESDAY CLUB, MAGIC TO DO, and the two NYC SOUNDTRACKS LIVE shows directed by, respectively, Amy Poehler and David Wain. She wrote and performed two long-running UCBT sketch shows with her comedy partner, Katty Biscone. BETSY & KATTY's eponymous debut was directed by Rob Corddry. Betsy toured nationally with the one-woman off-Broadway show, MOTHER LOAD.

Betsy starred in countless late night television sketches, radio and television commercials, including many national network spots. Betsy is in the upcoming Lifetime show, AMERICAN PRINCESS. She also stars in the webseries DRINK AND BE MOMMY.

Most recently, Betsy provided the voice of a sassy, melodramatic monkey in MONKEY UP, and the voice of an elderly poodle in PUP STAR 3: WORLD TOUR, both feature films.

Betsy studied acting, directing, and production design at NYU Tisch. Betsy studied improv with Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Armando Diaz, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, and Mark Sutton, as well as comedy writing with Emily Spivey, Matt Besser, Ali Farrahnakian, and Joe Toplyn.

Betsy can currently be seen at UCB Sunset in the show she co-hosts with Ari Voukydis and Jessica Eason, TEACHER'S LOUNGE. Listen to her weekly podcast, WHY MOMMY DRINKS, an Apple Podcast New & Notable show!

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