Improv 201 Thursdays 12-3pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Thursdays 12-3pm
Start Date Jul 25, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 17 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 14, 2019, 2:30pm
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


Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #225

All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee


Drew DiFonzo Marks, teacher

Drew DiFonzo Marks Drew DiFonzo Marks has been on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Comedy Bang! Bang!, HBO's Funny or Die Presents, 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, and a former writer for Comedy Central Digital.

He has been with UCB since 2003 and is on the teaching faculty. 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".

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