Improv 101 Thursdays 7-10pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Thursdays 7-10pm
Start Date Jan 23, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 15, 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, or

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

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #233

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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