Focus on the Game - ONLINE Mon-Fri 11am-2pm

Focus on the Game - ONLINE: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 or Intro within last two years
Scheduled Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Start Date Sep 16, 2019, 11:00am
Price $500
Class Size 17 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 28, 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).


*** NOTE: THIS IS AN ENTIRELY ONLINE CLASS. FOR A LIMITED TIME THIS CLASS CAN REPLACE IMPROV 201. 

You would be able to sign up for Improv 301 when the Training Center reopens.

NOTE CLASS MEETS ON PACIFIC TIME




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





Billy Merritt, teacher

Billy Merritt Billy Merritt has been a performer, teacher, and director with the UCB Theatre since it first opened in New York. He's a founding member of improv groups The Swarm, and The Stepfathers in New York, and The Smokes in Los Angeles. Billy teaches all levels of improv at UCB as well as developing several improvised long forms such as The Documentary and The Improvised One Act Play.
Billy appeared on the Upright Citizens Brigade TV show, MTV's Boiling Points, Best Week Ever, and Reno 911. Billy also voices Fryman on the Cartoon Network show Steven Universe. He currently can be seen on Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy as the legendary Dirk Hamsteak, and as Dad on The Divorced Dad Cooking Show.
Thing are going well.
Also Billy and Will Hines wrote a book on Improvisation called Pirate Robot Ninja: An Improv Fable

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