IMPROV 2 - The Game Of The Scene

IMPROV 2 - The Game Of The Scene

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Learn how to play game in long form improv comedy, the most powerful collaborative tool in improv.

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Learn how to play "The Game Of The Scene"; UCB Style Game - the most powerful collaborative tool in improv.

IMPROV 2 is the second of 4 courses that comprise RA's core curriculum. In it students will sharpen their understanding of The Game Of The Scene. Game is by far the most powerful collaborative tool improvisers carry in their toolbox. We'll explore multiple approaches and strategies designed to make game as friendly and easy to grasp as possible.

A firm understanding of game allows improvisers to more easily pursue the performance of long form improv structures, such as The Harold. Students in this class will receive targeted coaching and feedback on their performance in exercises and scenes. Feedback will be designed to facilitate growth both for individual recipients and the larger class.

This class will be taught in 8 sessions of 90 minutes each.

First Class - Tuesday, August 23rd, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Second Class - Tuesday, August 30th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Third Class - Tuesday, September 6th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Fourth Class - Tuesday, September 13th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Fifth Class - Tuesday, September 20th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Sixth Class - Tuesday, September 27th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Seventh Class - Tuesday, October 4th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Eighth Class - Tuesday, October 11th, 2 PM to 3:30 PM ET

CLASS SHOW - Tuesday, October 11th, 3:30 PM ET

*Students should be able to participate with their camera & microphones on during sessions

**This class has a rating of R, meaning subject matters, attitudes and presentation of material may be as adult as content routinely considered of an R nature within movies


Terry is a longtime improv comedian and instructor who got his start at the famed UCB Theatre in NYC in 2007. Besides serving as a long time teacher, house performer and senior staff member at UCBNY, Terry has taught improv at regional improv theaters across the US including Sea Tea Improv in Hartford, HIT in Harrisburg, Dad's Garage in Atlanta, BIG in Baltimore, GIG in Gainesville, Mettlesome in Raleigh Durham, Kickstand in Portland and many more. He has also taught improv students extensively at major universities including Penn State, the University of Florida, Graceland University, Western Connecticut State University, Western Washington University and many more.

Terry is a proud member of the improv internet sensation, Fuck That Shit, the namesake of The Terry Withers Mysteries, creator of Paranormal Comedy and co-creator (with Hunter Nelson) of David Mamet's "The New David Mamet Play" (both of which he tours to colleges nationally) and founder of The Radical Agreement Project (and also E-MPROV, which saw thousands of improvisers performing online years before it became trendy).

Terry was lucky to study with many of UCBNY's best when he starting out, including Zach Woods, Joe Wengert, Charlie Todd, Will Hines, Michael Delaney, Armando Diaz, Kevin Hines, Chris Gethard & Neil Casey.

Along the way he himself has taught or performed with many comedians who have gone on to recognizable success onscreen. That success is of course not because of him, but no one ever stood up and yelled "Fraud!" If you take his class, we guarantee that you also will not yell "Fraud!" at him.

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