Improv 201 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Improv 201: Game of the Scene
|Prerequisites||Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Dec 4, 2019, 6:30pm|
|Price||$450 + Fees|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Feb 8, 2020, 2:30pm|
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.
Todd Fasen, teacher
Todd Fasen has been performing since his days in preschool when he was cast as the role of Max in his preschool graduation production of Where The Wild Things Are. In 2000 he began improvising as a member of the Vassar College improv troupe boringly named Improv. Todd studied improv at both UCBTLA and IO West. He currently performs weekly at UCBTLA with the house teams Convoy and Sentimental Lady. He is a teacher at UCBTLA as well as a member of the UCB Tour Co. Todd had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed FX SeriesTerriers, and co-created and starred in a pilot for Comedy Central. He has also appeared on Reno 911!, Conan, Key & Peele, and in various national commercials. Other UCBTLA credits include Thirty:30, Comedy Death-Ray, CDR Sketch, Quick and Funny Musicals,and Sketch Cram.
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