Improv 201 Fridays 3-6pm

Improv 201: Game of the Scene

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Fridays 3-6pm
Start Date Dec 6, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 17 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 1, 2020, 4:00pm
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 meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #232

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


Carrie McCrossen, teacher

Carrie McCrossen Carrie is a New York-based actor and comedian. She has performed with The Pearl Theatre Company, and at Joe's Pub, LPR, Ars Nova. Regionally she has appeared at The Depot, Oberon (ART,) and Geva Theatre. She holds a BA in Theater from Fordham University.

Carrie's show All in Favor, which she wrote and also performs in, is currently running at UCB.
Her solo show, MILP: Moms I'd Like to Portray, ran at the UCBT in 2016. Carrie also performs improv every Friday night with her team, Bucky, and is a member of the house musical improv team, Rumpleteaser. Previous UCB credits include Women & Men (Harold,) GoodGirl (Harold,) Huxtable, (Lloyd) and Chunk, Ripley, One Idiot (Maude,) 1770-Something, Baseball is America and the UCBT ten-minute plays.

Carrie has appeared in videos for Funny or Die, TV Land, Above Average, College Humor, MTV, NatGeo, UCB Comedy, YES Network, MLB and FLAMA. She was the longtime host of Comcast Xfinity's On-Demand Channel. Carrie has also written and produced digital content for CH2, NickMom and Her pilot Subscribe Now, is a finalist for Nantucket Film Festival's Showtime Tony Cox award and a semi-finalist for Series Fest.

At any given moment, Carrie is probably carrying more than one tote bag.

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