DCM 17 - Workshops


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DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby kevhines » Wed May 20, 2015 4:39 pm

Here are the DCM workshops that are going to be offered this year!

All workshops are $50.

Unless stated otherwise the prerequisite is "Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or out-of town performer."
Make sure you are aware of the pre-reqs, because it's non-refundable even if you sign up for a class in which you don't meet the pre-reqs.

There are a few sketch workshops and a few character writing workshops. They will require you to write in class or bring in written material

An out of town performer is someone who has NOT taken a UCB Class (in NY or LA) and is listed on the DCM schedule as being in a show. If you are not listed on the schedule then you are not a performer. So make sure you are listed for the shows you are performing in (or at least one of them)

These will go on sale next week. Erik will put them online in batches and give you a heads up roughtly when they will go on sale. So follow @UCBClassesNYC and check back here for more information.

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Monday 6-9 (June 22nd)

Fundamentals For The Recent Graduate with John Murray

Did you just finish 101? Wanna get some reps in on "Who, What, Where." & "Game". This is the workshop for you.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11634


Tuesday 2:30-5:30 (June 23rd)

EVENTÉ with Ben Rameaka

Learn the form the Eventé as performed by Airwolf at UCBTNY. Starting with a big event at the top of your show, flash backwards in time, fully exploring all the offers in that first scene until returning to the original source scene as the uproarious conclusion of your set.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 401 or out-of town performer.
http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11635



Be Present. Let Active Listening Lead You to Simple Game. with Don Fanelli

Traditional and non-traditional exercises to enhance your awareness of your scene partner at the top of the scene and embrace and explore the truth of the moment.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11636


How to Straight-Man with Silvija Ozols

You've identified the other character as the crazy man. Now what? Some practical tactics for being an active straight man instead of a boring fun-stopper.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11637



Tuesday 6-9 (June 23rd)

Efficient Improv with Marcy Jarreau

This workshop will focus on how to get the most from your ideas by initiating them efficiently. We will focus on pulling the premise that got the laugh and initiating succinctly. We will also work on tagging in with purpose and how to start your 2nd beats with game out of the gate.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11583



Tracers and Sleepover with Will Hines

Tracers and The Sleepover were two seminal shows from the holy-god-so-long-ago days of UCB NY. Come learn them from someone who never did them and is not qualified to teach them but who loved them. Oh, they're also really hard to do. But fun! It's a good time.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11586


Rely on Nothing with Joel Spence

Like your improv easy? Learn to recognize and take advantage of the chaos that exists when we are doing virtually nothing.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11624


SKETCH CLASS:
Character Sketch Workshop with Rachael Mason

Character sketches are some of the hardest and most satisfying to write! In this workshop we will explore why and how character sketches work (or don't work) and how to make your characters both fun and grounded. MUST BRING A CHARACTER SKETCH TO WORKSHOP (4-5 pages MAXIMUM).

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11638



Wed 2pm (June 24th)

60 Scenes! with Kevin Hines

The best way to get better at performing improv is by doing a lot of scenes. In this class the goal will be to do 60 scenes (at least). That means everyone will do 7 scenes (or more). Minimal notes, slight side coaching - but lots of reps. I'll note any trends I see and you'll get comfortable playing short strong scenes.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11639



Wed 3:30pm (June 24th)

On Game with Michael Delaney

Cover game principles and dyanmics with one of the premier improv teachers.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 401 or out-of town performer.
http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11640



IT'S HAPPENING with Neil Casey

Advanced scenework workshop focusing on building organic scenes by playing real and reacting honestly. The goal is to make "Who Gives a Shit" a first class citizen of your scene once "Who","What", and "Where" are taken care of. House team or similar experience strongly suggested.

Pre-req: Approved for Advanced Study or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11641



Faking Swagger with Erik Tanouye
This workshop is for improvisors who want to be more aggressive, or have been told to play more aggressively. Pick up a few tips and tricks to pretend you're more confident than you actually are.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11642



Wed 6pm (June 24th)

No Baloney with Will Hines

Practice scenes where the mandate is to be real and honest at all costs. Learn the relief of bringing your whole self into the scene first, and then using things like pattern and justification to keep fun stuff alive. It's fun! You'll get 5000% better at improv in the first two minutes

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11588



Wed 7pm (June 24th)

Harold Foundation with Johnny Meeks

In this workshop we'll focus on two foundational concepts of the Harold: 2 person scene work (the first beat) and initiating with bulletproof ideas from your opening. We'll aim to get rid of trying to find footing in the second beat instead of playing game. Work less, play more.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11590



Introduction to Musical Improv with Amber Petty

Ever make up songs in the shower? Well learn how to do it better! In this Musical Improv workshop, you will work with a pianist and learn to make up songs on the spot. You’ll learn the basic song structures and tools for creating a strong performance. You do not need to have any singing or musical experience to take the class. Please note that every person will sing by themselves, so bring your best karaoke swagger!

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11591



PRETTY FLOWER with Mel Cowan

A form that rewards both slow play and faster, montage-style technique, the Pretty Flower is great for players who are either focusing on the Harold currently, or more advanced performers who are looking for a new form to tackle.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11592



The Baton Harold with Joel Spence

The most organic of Del Close’s classic form. It is the hardest/easiest Harold you’ll ever do. Find inspiration for your scene in the previous one. You’re flying blind without the worry (if you’ve done it right).

Pre-req: Improv 301 or out of town performer

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11625


Intro to the Improvised Play with Brandon Gardner

This three hour workshop will touch on some of the concepts discussed in my eight-week Improvised Play class with a discussion of acting and playwriting principals and a focus on well acted scene work.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 401 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11643



Finding Game through Framing: with Shaun Diston
Framing is the technique of identifying the unusual thing and communicating it to your scene partner. Use framing to find and play games in organic scenes. Also learn how the technique of framing applies to premise based scenes.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11644



Fun vs Obligatory Second Beats with Abra Tabak

This workshop will focus on following what was actually the most fun about first beats and exploring that more in second and third beats. Beats that you actually want to be in vs what you think you're obligated to play! We will work on group ownership of the Harold/supporting each other's second and third beats.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11645



Improvised Characters: with Frank Hejl

This workshop will focus on creating characters on your feet and help you stay true to a character POV and behavior in your improvised scenes.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11646



SKETCH CLASS:
Keep It Simple, Stupid with Brandon Bassham

A workshop focused on eliminating unnecessary bullshit from your sketch and getting to the funny stuff. Students should bring in one sketch with enough copies for a table read.


Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11647



SKETCH CLASS:
Learn To Love the Rope with Geoff Garlock

Tragedy+time=comedy or so they say. So let's put that to the test. A class where the focus is trying to write comedy about the painful things that have happened in our lives (breakups, divorce, depression, death in the family etc). Let's try to make hilarity out of the shit mountain that is life.
Students should bring one sketch to the workshop that is based on something real/sad that they are trying to tap into

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11648



SKETCH CLASS:
Never Before Seen with Madalyn Baldanzi

Sketches have to be funny, but to be truly great they must be original. In this workshop, we'll practice coming up with original ideas and explore ways to find your own unique voice. Please bring a sketch and 3-5 pitches

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11649


Thursday 3:30pm (June 25th)

Pirate, Robot, Ninja: What kind of improviser are you? with Billy Merritt

This workshop will focus on analytical vs impulsive scenework. Find out what kind of Improviser you are, once you know this you can work on your weaknesses and lead with your strengths.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11593



Pursue Pleasure, Avoid Pain! with Johnny Meeks

In this workshop we will use emotionally committed scenework exercises to fight ironic detachment, explore why you are staying in the scene and make why the fun part of the scene!

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11594



Making Game Easy with Drew Difonzo Marks

This class will focus on demystifying game. Well do grounded scene work to create clear games; making your longform easier and funnier.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11595



Active Justifications with David Harris
Have you found yourself in a rut playing the robotic straight man?
This 3 hour workshop will focus on identifying the unusual and then taking responsibility for justification and representation of it as a group.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11596





Lean In with Fran Gillespie

This ladies-only workshop will focus on strong, clear initiations and how to follow the fun within a scene. We will work on supporting and yes-anding each other's ideas and exploring the game. I guarantee the musical hotspot will feature more than one Beyoncé song.

Pre-req: You are a woman AND (Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or out-of town performer.)

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11597



Finding Game Fast with Greg Tuculescu

Do you find your first beats getting edited seconds after you find a playable game? Is it taking you way too long to find games in your scenes? The first half of this workshop will focus on using Ian Robert's "flash" exercise to find game faster in organic scenes. The second half of the workshop will focus on techniques to pull premises more frequently and effectively from openings.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11598



Justify Your Way To A Better Scene with Casey Feigh
Stuck in a rut and unable to take your scene work to the next level? This workshop focuses on finding game by justifying the gifts you're given & choices you make.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11599



SKETCH CLASS:
Writing Parody and Pop Culture Sketches with Caitlin Bitzegaio

In this class we'll find fresh ways to tackle this sometimes fraught and maligned type of sketch. Make pop culture references, but still be smart, have game and don't make eyes roll.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11650

SKETCH CLASS:
Advanced Heightening with Beth Appel

Students will review the importance of heightening sketches and view/read examples of good heightening. In addition, students may bring in a draft of a sketch and the class will act as a writers room to come up with ways to blow out the game as much as possible. Prerequisite: Completion of Sketch 101. (I think last year we waived this for out of town people)

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11651
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby kevhines » Thu May 21, 2015 3:26 pm

Thursday 7pm (June 25th)

Advanced Forms with Billy Merritt
This workshop will introduce several new forms I've been working on [The Conversation, Dining Room, and The Hidden Opening form]
While learning these we will discuss what makes a new form work, and how to create a unique one tailored for your group.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 401 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11600


Monologues: How to use them! with Drew Difonzo Marks

Monologues are the first opening you learn as an improviser and are also the most commonly under utilized. This class will focus on how to use a monologue to walk onto stage with sustainable funny premises that will make your longform easier and funnier.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11601

Grounded Initiations with David Harris
“That idea from the opening was so good! But after I initiated, I felt like a shallow joke with nowhere to go.” This 3 hour workshop will focus on using grounded initiations to turn what might have been a thin joke into a patient, satisfying scen

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11602


Shut Up and Move with Dave Theune

We hear "Show, don't tell" a lot, but are we taking it to heart? Get ready to move in this fun workshop that focuses on being patient (quiet) at the top of your scene and eventually being patient (quiet!) throughout your scene. We'll use silence and music to make simple, fun, and funny scenes. By keeping your mouth shut and your ears and eyes open, you can find things in your scene you never knew were there.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11603

Beyond Group Games with Toni Charline

Pushing past " everybody get in here" and exploring the full potential that group games have. This workshop will help you play group games that not only stand apart, but reach new levels and make any team you work with stronger and more dynamic.

Pre-req: Improv 301 or out of town performer

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11605

The Organic Approach to Harold with Ari Voukydis

Ditch that premise-heavy bullshit and learn to improvise like a boss. This workshop will teach you how to do a kick-ass sound and movement Harold opening and edit using organic transitions instead of that stupid old sweep edit everyone seems so attached to.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 401 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11627

Scenic Minimalism with Betsy Stover

Have more fun by doing less.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11626

The Straightman Workshop with Achilles Stamatelaky

This workshop will teach you how to play yourself and react honestly while still keeping the scene alive with fun, top of your intelligence moves. Perfect for improvisers who get stuck in argument, players who constantly find themselves playing weird characters, and everyone in between.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11652


Group Game Harolds! with Lydia Hensler

Description: In this workshop we will be doing Group Game Harolds. All the beats of the Harold are group scenes with 1 person scenes where the group games would normally be. Get ready to build, support, and have tons of fun together as a team.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11653

Pass the Ball with Nicole Drespel
Set your teammates up to play their games by honing in on what's fun and making that clear through awesome support moves. Forget supporting the game or supporting the scene. In this class, we'll focus on what it means to make moves from the backline that support your fellow improvisers.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11654

SKETCH:
Monologue Jokes with Josh Patten

Interested in writing jokes for a late-night monologue? SNL Weekend Update writer Josh Patten (and more significantly creator of the Twitter Account @CountingCrows_) gives his advice on how to do it.

Pre-req: Sketch 101 or out of town performer

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11628

SKETCH CLASS:
Sketch Heightening with Damian Chadwick

Take your scene further by heightening and exploring its game faster. We will watch and discuss some examples of sketches that heighten well, and talk about how to quickly establish and explore a game. Bring in a sketch of your own that you think could benefit from heightening.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11655


Friday 1pm-4pm (June 26th)

Acting in Improvisation with Billy Merritt

Using acting exercise, we will explore how to listen and react better, find hidden meanings in our scenes, and take your scenes farther then the first funny thing.
201 or higher

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11607


If, Then: Exploring Game with Alex Fernie

Do you feel like your scenes can be predictable and lack surprise? Yeah, that's probably because you need to explore more. We'll work on clearly identifying and naming game and then finding ways to ask "if, then" in order to push your scenework into new places! We'll focus on emotional reaction and playing game while still discovering new things in your scenes to help break you out of any improv plateau that you might be stuck in. Doesn't that sound fun? I think that sounds fun.
http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11609

Component Game Theory with Alex Berg

Alex Berg will help you break game down into it's component pieces so that you can more accurately play it! Learn when to heighten, when to explore, and watch Berg stumble over his words and swear at himself in this DCM workshop.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11611

Pulling the Premise with Todd Fasen

In this workshop we’ll focus on breaking down monologues in openings to look for funny ideas, so that you can start your scene with a strong premise and clear a path for a quick and easy game to play. You will also learn to be better humans.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11616


Character Philosophy: How To Be Human In Scenes with Deborah Tarcia

Do you find yourself getting stuck, trying to figure out what to do next in scenes? How about simply responding like a human being! This workshop will use character point of view and philosophy to help you make your scenes more grounded and playable, while also focusing on the importance of commitment and responding honestly.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11615


Character Exploration with Natasha Rothwell

Diversify your approach to character work: Discover tools to unlock strong, committed characters that avoid cliched pitfalls. Learn how to find, sustain and heighten characters through grounded scene work.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11617

Simplifying Game & Second Beats with Adam McCabe

This workshop will focus on simplification of game in first beats to make initiating second beats effortless and fun! Playing off of justification and character philosophy, we’ll make it easy to say with confidence what game we are pulling for second beats and blow out the world as a group.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11618

Give a Shit! Playing with an Open Heart: with Molly Lloyd
Honest, open and true reactions. Bringing your true self to the stage. Caring about what the other person is saying. Everything matters. In this workshop, we will explore all these ways
to jumpstart the scene, the connection between you and your scene partner, and the game. This workshop will blow the locks off your heart and deepen your improv FOREVERRRRRRRRR.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11656


CHARACTER WRITING CLASS:
Character Workshop with Michael Hartney

Sick of putting off writing your own scripted characters? Take this workshop and get started. Come with ideas and leave with your own original character piece. Characters Welcome.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11657


Saturday 12-3 (June 27th)

Introduction to Musical Improv with Amber Petty

Ever make up songs in the shower? Well learn how to do it better! In this Musical Improv workshop, you will work with a pianist and learn to make up songs on the spot. You’ll learn the basic song structures and tools for creating a strong performance. You do not need to have any singing or musical experience to take the class. Please note that every person will sing by themselves, so bring your best karaoke swagger!

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11619

Pirate, Robot, Ninja: What kind of improviser are you? with Billy Merritt

This workshop will focus on analytical vs impulsive scene work. Find out what kind of Improviser you are, once you know this you can work on your weaknesses and lead with your strengths.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11620


Create Interesting Base Realities with Brandon Scott Jones

This class focuses on developing unique, rich and fun base realities (who/what/where) that feel alive and true-to-life. Then we’re see how we can use these base realities to explore premises and play game. It’s gonna be fun.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11721


PLAY, PUSH, PEA IN A POD! with Morgan Jarrett
Have more fun and be more playful in your Improv! Push yourself past your comfort zone, further than you think should go! Play more peas in a pod and stop worrying about being that ol' straight man no one wants to hang out with at parties!

Pre-req: non UCB students (out of towners only!)

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11659

SKETCH CLASS:
The Turn with Georgie Aldaco
You have a great sketch idea, you love it, you're two pages in and then... you hit a wall. Game-wise it feels like you've got nowhere left to go. But you do! Take an unexpected, hold onto your hats, wild outta leftfield turn. When you veer off the road you sometimes find the most interesting part of the journey. In this workshop, students will bring a sketch they feel like they've played out and we'll work together to find a great turn that'll surprise, tickle and kill the audience.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11661


SKETCH CLASS:
Writing Fresh Topical Sketches with Aaron Burdette
With Twitter, blogs, and every human being on earth reacting to news and pop culture in real time, finding an original take can feel daunting. In this workshop, students will learn how to use their own sense of humor, opinions, and life experiences to inform their topical sketch ideas and separate them from all the other voices out there. Students should bring in at least 2 pitches based on a topical news item

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11660


CHARACTER WRITING CLASS:
Character Crash Course with Frank Hejl
Crash Course intro to writing, creating and performing characters in one 3 hour workshop! We'll discuss how to create various types of strong and diverse characters and advice on putting character pieces up on your own.
A great way to get a taste of what our Character 101 class is like.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11658


Saturday 3:30-6:30 (June 27th)

Slow Down & Dig In with Casey Feigh
There is so much information in every line. Stop talking past it and start using it. This actor-focused workshop uses the skills featured in This Show Is Not Funny, a monthly show at UCB Sunset (L.A.) whose guests have included Rose Byrne, Zoe Kazan & Sir Patrick Stewart.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11621


Premise Based Initiations with Jacob Reed
Hone your premise based initiations and get to immediate games with this fun and informative workshop. We'll focus on pulling information from a variety of openings so you can enter shows confidently armed with a handful of premises in your utility belt. You have great ideas in your head. This workshop will teach you how to make them clear to your scene partners so you can hit the ground running and be on the same page from line one.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11622

Advanced Object Work with Betsy Stover

Is object and environment work the hole in your game? Betsy Stover will teach you techniques to turn it into a strength. Stop doing scenes in vast, featureless voids and find the joy in creating a vital, three-dimensional world around you.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11631

Get Out Of Your Goddamn Head with Ari Voukydis

Think less, explore more and get the most out of your choices and discoveries. This workshop will show you techniques to leave the crappy, thinky part of improv behind as you reconnect with the power and vitality that made this shit fun in the first place.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11630


5 Improv Tricks That Will Change Your Life with Nate Dern

These five, simple tricks will literally change your improv life. What are the tricks? I can't say them here. Okay. I'll say one. Trick #2 is: never be the first person to speak in a scene (the reason why will surprise you). Is this a scam? Only those who take the workshop or who are friends with people who take the workshop and hear about it from them will know for sure. Can you afford to take that risk?

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 401 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11665


Support the Thing Right Now with Ryan Karels
Too often students wait for the magical comedic choice to present itself. Reserve judgement, and just support the first thing right now. Heighten it clearly together, in groups and two-person scenes.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11666


SKETCH:
Monologue Jokes with Josh Patten

Interested in writing jokes for a late-night monologue? SNL Weekend Update writer Josh Patten (and more significantly creator of the Twitter Account @CountingCrows_) gives his advice on how to do it.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11629


CHARACTER WRITING CLASS:
Character Workshop with Justin Tyler

Sick of putting off writing your own scripted characters? Take this workshop and get started. Come with ideas and leave with your own original character piece. Characters Welcome.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or Sketch 101 or out-of town performer.

http://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/courses/view/11662
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby kevhines » Fri May 22, 2015 9:37 am

Will Hines’s Wed class has been moved to 6pm

A Whole BUNCH OF New Classes have been added (full details in first two posts of this thread)

Monday 6-9: Fundamentals For The Recent Graduate with John Murray

Tuesday 2:30-5:30: EVENTÉ with Ben Rameaka
Be Present. Let Active Listening Lead You to Simple Game. with Don Fanelli
How to Straight-Man with Silvija Ozols

Tuesday 6-9: SKETCH: Character Sketch Workshop with Rachael Mason

Wednesday 2-5: 60 Scenes! with Kevin Hines

Wednesday 3:30-6:30: On Game with Michael Delaney
IT'S HAPPENING with Neil Casey
Faking Swagger with Erik Tanouye

Wednesday 7-10: Intro to the Improvised Play with Brandon Gardner
Finding Game through Framing: with Shaun Diston
Fun vs Obligatory Second Beats with Abra Tabak
Improvised Characters: with Frank Hejl
SKETCH: Keep It Simple, Stupid with Brandon Bassham
SKETCH: Learn To Love the Rope with Geoff Garlock
SKETCH: Never Before Seen with Madalyn Baldanzi

Thursday 3:30-6:30: SKETCH: Writing Parody and Pop Culture Sketches with Caitlin Bitzegaio
SKETCH: Advanced Heightening with Beth Appel

Thursday 7-10: The Straightman Workshop with Achilles Stamatelaky
Group Game Harolds! with Lydia Hensler
Pass the Ball with Nicole Drespel
SKETCH: Sketch Heightening with Damian Chadwick

Friday 1-4: Give a Shit! Playing with an Open Heart: with Molly Lloyd
CHARACTER WRITING CLASS: Character Workshop with Michael Hartney

Saturday 12-3: PLAY, PUSH, PEA IN A POD! with Morgan Jarrett
CHARACTER WRITING CLASS: Character Crash Course with Frank Hejl
SKETCH: The Turn with Georgie Aldaco
SKETCH: Writing Fresh Topical Sketches with Aaron Burdette

Saturday 3:30-6:30: 5 Improv Tricks That Will Change Your Life with Nate Dern
Support the Thing Right Now with Ryan Karels
CHARACTER WRITING CLASS: Character Workshop with Justin Tyler
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby tanouye » Fri May 22, 2015 1:52 pm

Hi everyone,

These workshops will start going online next week. (Not before Tuesday 5/26, so you can relax and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.) I'll post more specific windows of when each workshop will go online in a bit.

If you're not on twitter yet, this might be a good time to join and follow @UCBClassesNYC so you can get the updates when the classes go online.

-Erik


ETA: Here is the schedule for when certain workshops are going online. If there's not a time listed for when it will go online, then I don't have a set time for it yet. I will post the times they go online once I have it.

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WORKSHOP DAY TIME                    GOES ONLINE (Eastern Daylight Time)
Monday June 22 6-9                            Tuesday June 2 between 7-10pm
Tuesday June 23 2:30-5:30                    Thursday May 28 between 1:00-3:00pm
Tuesday June 23 6-9                      Thursday June 4 between 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday June 24 2-5pm             Thursday May 28 between 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday June 24 3:30-6:30          Thursday May 28 between 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday June 24 6pm                      Wednesday June 3 between 10:00-11:59pm
Wednesday June 24 7pm                      Wednesday June 3 between 10:00-11:59pm
Thursday June 25 3:30pm             Thursday May 28 between 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday June 25 7pm                      Thursday June 4 between 7:00-9:00pm
Friday June 26 1-4pm                      Wednesday June 3 between 10:00-11:59pm
Saturday June 27 12-3pm                    Tuesday June 2 between 7-10pm
Saturday June 27 3:30-6:30pm             Tuesday June 2 between 7-10pm
Last edited by tanouye on Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:08 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby tanouye » Tue May 26, 2015 1:53 pm

These workshops are for the week of Monday June 22 - Saturday June 27.
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby tanouye » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:10 pm

Updated the online times for Monday and Saturday workshops above!
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby tanouye » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:09 pm

Updated with times the rest of the workshops will go online!
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby joeyprice » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:47 pm

And please keep in mind that because these workshops are going online after 7pm, any questions and requests will not be answered until the following day.
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby kevhines » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:58 am

Josh Simpson had to cancel his Saturday 12-3 class, so we are replacing it with Creating Interesting Base Realities with Brandon Scott Jones in that same time.

I assume it'll go on sale with the remaining workshops tonight but I defer to Erik on that.
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Re: DCM 17 - Workshops

Postby jose602 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:52 pm

Hi! I'll be visiting DCM from Phoenix and tried to sign up for the Will Hines workshop on Tuesday, 6/23 (Tracers and The Sleepover) as soon as it was posted & it sold out as I was registering. If someone drops from that class (or otherwise switches out of it), is there a way to keep up on that info? Or is there any kind of waiting list that we can be placed on?
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