DCM Workshops for 2018


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DCM Workshops for 2018

Postby kevhines » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 pm

Here are the DCM workshops that are going to be offered this year!
Most are from 6/27 (Wednesday) through 6/30 (Saturday) but there are a few others as well (one on Monday for example).

They are not for sale yet. The links will take you to the workshop's page but you can't sign up yet!

All workshops are $55.

Please read the prerequisites for each class. These workshops are non-refundable

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)

If you are a student of the UCB school, you must be enrolled in (or have completed) the course that is listed with each workshop. Most pre-reqs are being enrolled in or have completed Improv 201, but some are higher.

There are a few workshops that are open to anyone! But most of them you need to be a UCB student of a specific level or an out of town performer.

A few of our popular workshops are offered in a couple of different time slots.

All of our workshops are aimed at specific skills, concepts, or forms, so even if you have advanced beyond the pre-req, you should still get a lot out of the course.

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

These will go on sale Thursday and Friday (Exact schedule posted below). We will put them online in batches. You can follow @UCBClassesNYC which will tweet after each one goes online.


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Monday 12-3pm (June 25th)

The Mechanics of finding the Game with Michael Delaney

This workshop will focus on the mechanics of game and how they can be effortlessly decoded. This workshop aims to help players to discover original, truthful, funny scenes suitable for the Harold.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16579

Wednesday 12-3pm (June 27th)

Intro to Musical Improv with Eric Gersen

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of musical improv: how to take a single suggestion and turn it into a complete song. You will learn the components of songs and various simple structures that musical improvisers use, including the tagline structure and the verse/chorus structure. By the end, everyone will be able to sing a fully improvised song.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16578

Wednesday 3-6pm (June 27th)

Take The Freak Off The Leash with James Dwyer

In this workshop students will work on unleashing their inner freak in their work. We will specifically work on making character and emotional choices outside our normal range. If you're feeling like a freak on a leash with no release this workshop is the workshop for you.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16519

Hardcore Heightening with Zack Willis

You can heighten anything, you just don't realize it yet. In this workshop, we will play with techniques to heighten things in our scenes and to discover opportunities to heighten we hadn't even noticed before.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16520

Instinctual Improv with Terry Withers

Work on improvising without self-evaluation or thought. This workshop will focus on working instinctually within scenes and relying on your subconscious mind to pick up on and follow patterns, relationships and the flow of the scene.


Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 201 or out-of town performer.
https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16521

Listen Up! with Joey Price

The key to the best improv scenes is strong listening and reacting. In this workshop we'll focus on techniques to give your scenes fuller games and more advanced agreement. Your scene partner has all the answers, folks. Let's start using them!


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16522

Scene work with Archetypes with Patrick Noth

This workshop will focus on incorporating recognizable characters and tropes into your scene work. The “first unusual thing” becomes incredibly easy to recognize/react-to in situations you and the audience are familiar with.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16523

Bringing Yourself to Your Scenes with Caroline Cotter

In this workshop, students will focus on how to bring their real life opinions, thoughts, and experiences to their improv scenes.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16524

Sketch Writing Class:
Introduction to UCB-Style Sketch Writing with Beth Appel

Learn the basics of Upright Citizens Brigade-style sketch comedy writing (including core concepts, vocabulary, and simple formatting), with a focus on using "game" to turn your funny ideas into sketch ideas. Every student will leave with (at least) the beginning of a brand new sketch. No preparation or previous writing/comedy experience necessary!


Pre-req: No preparation or previous writing/comedy experience necessary!

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16526




Character Writing/Performing Class:
Write 3 Characters Today with Chrissy Shackelford

In this workshop, using quick improv exercises, students will write, perform, and get notes on three original characters all in the span of three hours. It will be fast, it will be furious, it’s basically the Vin Diesel of character workshops.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16525

Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm (June 27th)

More Characters with Chelsea Clarke

Using physicality, observations, and imagination we will spend this workshop working on getting memorable characters into our improvised scenes. An opportunity to get outside of your comfort zone by committing hard to a wide variety of characters.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16534

Wednesday 7-10pm (June 27th)

Acting in Improv with Johnna Scrabis

Have you gotten the note that you need to be more emotional on stage, or commit more to your scenes? This workshop is designed to help you tap into the actorly side of your brain and be more expressive and emotional in your scenework.

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16501

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

Back To Game Basics For Improvisers Who Are Over It with Achilles Stamatelaky

Are you an “advanced” improviser who feels like they “get” game and don’t need to do basic, 201-level exercises anymore? In this workshop, we’ll do advanced versions of 201 exercises to sharpen your game skills. Because, c’mon, we both know you could use it!!!


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16516

Peaz in a Pod with Abra Tabak

In this workshop we will focus on creating scenes in which we choose to agree with our scene partner and still have fun and exciting scenes. Students will learn how to keep scenes moving without adding unnecessary conflict. Abra will side coach and provide notes throughout.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16515

Genre improv and the Movie with John Timothy

In this workshop, we'll use the movie form to work on genre based improv. We'll explore some of the difficulties of playing in a new base reality and practice weaving story into game-based improv.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16527

Financial Planning for Entertainers with Dylan Snowden

Just because you’re not a Gosling, Streep or a Markle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life and work in entertainment. Learn how other entertainers manage their finances by building a budget, saving for retirement and creating short and long term financial goals. The workshop is for folks who have day jobs and for people living paycheck to paycheck in acting, writing, editing and other creative fields. Don’t worry, you’ll keep your personal info to yourself. We’ll spend our time practicing strategies that are relevant to everyone, regardless of how much money you have.


Pre-req: Open to anyone

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16518

Sketch Writing Class:
Introduction to UCB-Style Sketch Writing with Beth Appel

Learn the basics of Upright Citizens Brigade-style sketch comedy writing (including core concepts, vocabulary, and simple formatting), with a focus on using "game" to turn your funny ideas into sketch ideas. Every student will leave with (at least) the beginning of a brand new sketch. No preparation or previous writing/comedy experience necessary!


Pre-req: No preparation or previous writing/comedy experience necessary!

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16517

Thursday 3-6pm (June 28th)

Bulletproof Premises with Johnny Meeks

In this workshop we’ll work on finding funny ideas from true personal stories and learn techniques to initiate a bulletproof premise.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16545

Perform with Anyone with Kevin Hines

A great improviser can do scenes with anyone. Good improvisers, bad improvisers, silly improvisers, non-improvisers. In this workshop will work with a bag of tools to help you have the flexibility to be great.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16543

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.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16544



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 unjustified characters, and everyone in between

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16547

Agree To Disagree with Terry Withers

This workshop will look at times when it is best to Yes And by saying no. We'll look at base realities that could include disagreement, voice of reason-ing unusual points of view and more.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16548

Monosecrets with Jeremy Bent

The keys to executing fun and satisfying monoscenes will be yours by the end of this workshop. We'll do monoscenes both long and short, and exercises that focus on the cornerstones of good monoscenes.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16552

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.

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16549

Game Through Emotion with Dhruv Singh

In this workshop we'll work on navigating the "game of a scene" through your emotion rather than your intellect. I'll run a series of exercises designed to help you get out of your head and playing in the scene, in your body

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16550




Sketch Writing Class:
From Observation to Game with Marina Tempelsman

So much sketch comedy stems from real-life observations -- but an observation alone isn't a sketch. So how do you turn an observation into a fun, surprising game? In this workshop, we'll start with observations and explore the many different pitches/sketches that can come out of them. By the end, students will have a clearer understanding of how to grow the seeds of their ideas into fun and surprising sketches.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16542

Thursday 7-10pm (June 28th)

Commitment Workshop with Carrie McCrossen

Commitment, commitment, commitment. We will spend this workshop doubling down on our own ideas and those of our partners, diving into our characters and games with all of our energy. No one will walk out of this looking cool. We will all be un-ironically attached.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16528

Inclusion + Improv with Mano Agapion

In this workshop, Mano will teach ways to include your unique POV in your improv. We'll cover exercises that welcome others into your worldview and reinforce your right to play at the top of your intelligence, no matter how much it may vary from the cis straight white male perspective the world throws at you. People of every walk of life welcome!

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16529

Start Strong with Sarah Claspell

This workshop will focus on initiating strong off the opening so you can hit the ground running with your game, as well as concise second beat initiations and walk ons that give you more time to play that fun, clear game.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16530

Everything is a Song with Tara Copeland

Let's see how many songs we can fit into three hours. We will talk about musical energy and how to create scenes and characters where everything they say could possibly be a song (and in this workshop, IS a song!)

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16531

Scenes Three Ways with Jake Regal

How are scenes with a voice of reason different than scenes with peas in a pod? How are peas in a pod scenes different than weird world scenes? We'll explore playing the same premises three different ways, and figure out how to have the most fun doing all of 'em!

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16532

Flashy, Stylish, Sexy, Cool Improv Techniques with Zack Willis

This cutting edge, hip, fashionable workshop will focus on all the sleek, exciting tricks that make your improv the hottest improv in the world. *JK- this workshop will focus on scene work fundamentals - using yes and to build a committed base reality. It's easily the number one reason a scene does or doesn't work, but nobody wants to work on it because they all want to work on, like, evente harolds, and flashier stuff. But if you're good at this, you'll be good at everything.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16533

Second Beats are Fun with Abra Tabak

In this workshop you will learn how to identify what is actually the most fun thing in a first beat and then explore it in a way that you're genuinely excited to do a second beat. Abra will side coach and provide notes throughout.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16536

Slacker Workshop with Anthony Apruzzese

This workshop will focus on the world building, long form improvisational form, the "Slacker." The Slacker utilizes tag outs in lieu of sweep edits to move from scene to scene to play either the repercussions of the previous scene, the plot of the previous scene, the history of the previous scene, or game. The Slacker is a fast paced, stream of consciousness form that truly explores "if this is true, what else is true" in both micro and macro ways. The exercises of this workshop were used and created by Anthony Apruzzese for his Advanced Study Performance class at UCB TC NY which was held in 2017 & 2018.

Pre-req: Completed or currently enrolled in Improv 301 or out-of town performer.
https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16537

Committing Emotionally with Alex Dickson

Improv is theater, you guys! So let's bring human emotion to our scenes and get out of the trap of being comment-y, disconnected funny people. This workshop will focus on knowing how our characters feel and committing to it which- spoiler alert- makes our moves funnier and our game play easier!

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16538

Gafunme: Putting the Fun in Game with Matt Dennie

Game can really put you in your head! The purpose of this workshop is to get you OUT of your head and help you tackle game in a fun, simple way, that makes it easier to expand game in first beats and have more solid games to play in second beats.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16539

Sketch Writing Class:
From Observation to Game with Marina Tempelsman

So much sketch comedy stems from real-life observations -- but an observation alone isn't a sketch. So how do you turn an observation into a fun, surprising game? In this workshop, we'll start with observations and explore the many different pitches/sketches that can come out of them. By the end, students will have a clearer understanding of how to grow the seeds of their ideas into fun and surprising sketches.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16541
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Re: DCM Workshops for 2018

Postby kevhines » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:27 pm

Friday 1-4pm (June 29th)

Simplifying Game with Alex Fernie

People get scared of the term "playing the game," so let’s change that. This workshop will focus on demystifying game and helping you create scenes that play game in real, honest and fun ways. We'll cover creating clear games in openings and in organic scenes, as well as interesting heightening moves and support from the back line.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16567

Second Beat Bonanza! with Johnny Meeks

In this workshop students will attack second beat initiations using different techniques. We’ll learn to frame up your second beat in a simple, bulletproof and fun way!


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16568

Pirate/Robot/Ninja What kind of Improviser are you? with Billy Merritt

This workshop will use various exercise to find where you perceived strengths and weaknesses might be.
Once you are able to define yourself, know where you are as an improviser, you are able to improve.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16571

Comedic Storytelling with Zeke Nicholson

This workshop is geared toward deriving humorous, relatable, true-to-life material to begin crafting a usable storytelling piece. The class will do exercises to unearth interesting nuggets from our lives, and then help identify which of our experiences might be fruitful source material for further polishing. Whether you have an interest in creating an autobiographical one-person show, are an improviser looking to flex a different muscle, or just a fan of The Moth podcast, this will be fun and not scary I promise!

Pre-req: Open to anyone!

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16570

People of Color Monoscenes with Caroline Martin

In this workshop students of color will learn the long form structure: monoscene! They'll establish characters, weave a narrative, and create lush worlds that are continuous with other improvisers of color. But like... Wakanda ya know?


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16569

Perfect First Beats with Jonny Svarzbein

In this workshop, we go over everything you need in your First Beats to set your show up for success. Initiations, labeling, justification, resting: Let's simplify everything and make your First Beats perfect!


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16572

Real Door Monoscene with Kevin Hines

In this class we will perform the Real Door Monoscene - a super fun form that takes the monoscene and makes the entrances and exits real. So the performers never know what's happened on stage when they aren't out there. They weren't in the room to hear anything. It's really fun. Then we'll briefly talk about what you can learn from this.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16573

Game Through Emotion with Dhruv Singh

In this workshop we'll work on navigating the "game of a scene" through your emotion rather than your intellect. I'll run a series of exercises designed to help you get out of your head and playing in the scene, in your body.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16574

Better Walk Ons with Carrie McCrossen

This workshop is geared toward strengthening/clarifying your walk-ons and support moves. We will work on identifying the game clearly and finding ways to make game moves through support. "Walk on, walk on, what you got they can't steal it, no they can't even feel it." -U2


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16575

Probiotics with Don Fanelli

This is a really bad title for a workshop aimed at playing from the gut. Exercises will focus on getting you to make choices from your gut first and brain second. This is for advanced folks that are in their head about "the rules" and are now are afraid to fuck things up. Let's fuck things up and fail together.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16576

Sketch Writing Class:
Sketch Heightening with Damian Chadwick

Take your scene further by establishing, 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 one sketch of your own that you think could benefit from heightening. Please bring enough printed copies of your sketch to do a table read.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16566

Sketch Writing Class:
Topical Sketches with Rachael Mason

How do you find games within the topical news of the day? How do you differentiate your sketch from everyone else reading the same news that you do? This class will delve into how to find unique topical games that will make your sketch stand out. Must bring topical sketch to class

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16577

Saturday 12-3pm (June 30th)

Non-Human Monoscenes with Julie Brister

This workshop will focus on Monoscenes with animals and inanimate objects. We will emphasize the importance of solid stagecraft and physical and emotional commitment, because if you’re going to play an old tube of toothpaste, it’s more fun if it’s crying. Pre-req: UCB 301 or out-of-towners.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16554

Perfect First Beats with Jonny Svarzbein

In this workshop, we go over everything you need in your First Beats to set your show up for success. Initiations, labeling, justification, resting: Let's simplify everything and make your First Beats perfect!


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16556

Playing Game From The Heart with Brennan Lee Mulligan

In this workshop we will run students through drills and give constructive notes to make playing game intuitive and simple, getting away from confusing, convoluted premises and making strong, clear choices to establish patterns of behavior.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16557

What's Your Deal? with Sarah Claspell

Ever had a fun first beat but don't know what to do for your second? I bet it's because you don't truly know what your character is all about. In this workshop we'll delve into identifying character point of view so that game is easy and you can think of a hundred second beat ideas easily.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16558

Have The Fun On Stage with Jake Regal

Find yourself arguing about the first unusual thing for an entire scene? Do you spend too much time talking about funny things that happened in the past, or funny things that will happen in the future? This workshop focuses on making the fun happen on stage for the audience to enjoy!


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16559

Sleep Over with James Eason

Learn to create and develop a character that is sustainable for an entire long form show. Exercises will help to point you in n new directions for discovery and to focus more on your partner than your own thoughts. In addition, students will learn the Sleep Over, a form created by Mother which ran for eight years in New York.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16593

Sketch Writing 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 workshop 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 that is based on something real/sad in their personal life that they are trying to tap into

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16595

Sketch Writing Class:
Writing Comedy for a Host with Eric Cunningham

We're going to pick one person at random and have them be our "host" for the workshop, while the rest of us go through the process of 1) getting a feel for their unique sense of humor 2) pitching in their voice, and finally 3) writing a talk show that's custom-built for their personality.

This workshop is a goofy, indulgent, short-term exercise; but as we do it we'll be going over some practical skills for writing in the voice of pretty much anybody. Anyone from talk show hosts, to actors, to that-friend-who-always-asks-you-what-they-should-caption-their-Instagram-photos-but-then-doesn't-use-any-of-your-suggestions-so-like-are-they-actually-a-friend?

PREREQ: Completed Sketch 101 OR a Performer From Out of Town

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16553

Character Writing/Performing Class:
Character Writing: Instant Deadline 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 Sketch 101, Improv 201 or out-of town performer.

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16601

Saturday 2:30-5:30pm (June 30th)

The Code Switch with Lou Gonzalez

In this workshop students will explore how we code switch in our lives and how we can apply that to our scene work. Code Switching is how we alter how we communicate based on where and who we talk to. This is especially true in minority communities.

Pre-req: Must be a person of color, and also either completed Improv 201 or an out-of town performer.

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16602

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

Simplifying Game with Alex Fernie

People get scared of the term "playing the game," so let’s change that. This workshop will focus on demystifying game and helping you create scenes that play game in real, honest and fun ways. We'll cover creating clear games in openings and in organic scenes, as well as interesting heightening moves and support from the back line.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16560

Responsibly Crazy with Brennan Lee Mulligan

In this workshop, we will focus on how to play unusual characters whose crazy behavior is rooted in a strong point of view, allowing us to do truly unusual things without ever losing our grip on the character's grounding or justification.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16562

Magical Realism with Johnna Scrabis

Magical realism is any work of literature, painting, film, and theatre that shares a common acceptance of real, carefully defined magic in an otherwise mundane world. This workshop will focus on bringing magical elements into otherwise rational scenes. Participants will be asked to incorporate the supernatural, fables, myths, and animals, among other things, into scenework. These choices will be supported with top-of-your intelligence moves.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16563

Character Writing/Performing Class:
Musical Characters with Jon Bander

Some characters talk, and that's great, but some characters SING! In this workshop, students will incorporate musical ability into their characters, focusing on gameplay and grounding in both character and song and how to mix them optimally. Students will bring in pre-written characters (or at least pitches), and any instruments they play, to create or further develop characters through in-class analysis and both improv and musical improv exercises. Students will also view and discuss examples of what makes musical characters great (or terrible)! Use your full range of talents (or just musical enthusiasm!) to bring strong, loud, FUN musical characters to life!

Some in-class writing/singing may be required.


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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16561

Sketch Writing Class:
Writing Pop Culture Sketches with Kristen Bartlett

Have you wasted your life watching trash TV? Are you ashamed because you have a greater understanding of the social impact of The Challenge than World War I? Good news! This workshop will help you turn all the horseshit in your brain into fresh, funny sketches that reflect your takes on today’s culture.

Students should bring a one pager to the workshop inspired by something they love (or hate) in pop culture—a TV show, movie, music, or celebrities. We'll brainstorm together to come up with possible beats, and students will leave with an outline to write a full draft.

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16594



Sketch Writing Class:
Writing Comedy for a Host with Eric Cunningham

We're going to pick one person at random and have them be our "host" for the workshop, while the rest of us go through the process of 1) getting a feel for their unique sense of humor 2) pitching in their voice, and finally 3) writing a talk show that's custom-built for their personality.

This workshop is a goofy, indulgent, short-term exercise; but as we do it we'll be going over some practical skills for writing in the voice of pretty much anybody. Anyone from talk show hosts, to actors, to that-friend-who-always-asks-you-what-they-should-caption-their-Instagram-photos-but-then-doesn't-use-any-of-your-suggestions-so-like-are-they-actually-a-friend?

PREREQ: Completed Sketch 101 OR a Performer From Out of Town

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

https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/c ... tive/16565
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Re: DCM Workshops for 2018

Postby kevhines » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:29 pm

Here is a schedule for when these classes will be go on sale:

**Monday 12-3pm (June 25th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 2-3pm.

**Wednesday 12-3pm (June 27th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 2-3pm.

**Wednesday 3-6pm (June 27th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 3-4pm.

**Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm (June 27th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 3-4pm.

**Wednesday 7-10pm (June 27th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 5:00-6:00pm

**Thursday 3-6pm (June 28th)**
These workshops will go online Friday June 8 between 1-2pm.

**Thursday 7-10pm (June 28th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 6:00-7:00pm

**Friday 1-4pm (June 29th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 7:00-8:00pm

**Saturday 12-3pm (June 30th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 8:30-9:30pm

**Saturday 2:30-5:30pm (June 30th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 9:30-10:30pm

** Saturday 3:30-6:30pm (June 30th)**
These workshops will go online Thursday June 7 between 9:30-10:30pm
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