Improv 201 - ONLINE Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Improv 201 - ONLINE: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 or Intro within last two years
Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Start Date Nov 11, 2019, 11:00am
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 17 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Nov 23, 2019, 2:30pm

The UCB Training Center teaches quality comedic scenes which 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).



Course meets for 8 sessions, each 2 hours long.

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone. 


This
online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct
live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.



Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:






NOTE: CLASS MEETS AT PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST)



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 #224





Ari Voukydis, teacher

Ari Voukydis Ari Voukydis has been performing with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since back when there were hookers in Times Square, and has been teaching there for over 15 years.

An award-winning writer of funny things, Ari has performed thousands of hours of comedy, some of it good, from LA to London. He has written for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, BuzzFeed, GQ, Esquire, SPY, and Entertainment Weekly and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, and about a thousand VH-1 pop culture shows like The Best Week Ever and All Access.

Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last sketch show, Loft, ran at UCB NY for a year and was a Time Out New York Critic's Pick. Their comedy short "Small World" was directed by John Landis and featured on The Tonight Show. They have produced several comedy shorts and pilots, and have won an award or two for screenwriting.

Ari spent 11 years on Harold Night house teams, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let's Have a Ball, and Wicked F***in' Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry.

Ari lives in Los Angeles with his wife and comedy partner Betsy Stover. Together they co-host "Teacher’s Lounge: The UCB Faculty Show" at UCB Sunset. They have three very loud sons.

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