Improv 101 Thursdays noon-3pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Thursdays noon-3pm
Start Date Jan 30, 2020, 12:00pm
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 17 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 21, 2020, 12:00pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.



Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, UCBstore.com or Amazon.com.



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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