Advanced Improv Workshops with Anthony Atamanuik from UCB

Anthony AtamanuikAnthony Atamanuik has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over twenty years. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles after graduating with a BS in Film Theory from Emerson College. While living in LA Anthony worked for Jim Henson Interactive , Mr. Show, and sadly, Suzanne Somers.

He moved to New York in 2000 and started training and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2002. Anthony has trained with Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Owen Burke, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney, Seth Morris and others.

Anthony is currently performing with the critically acclaimed and award-winning weekend team Death by Roo Roo, he co-hosts ASSSSCAT 3000, Anthony also performs in his one-man variety show, The Tony Show, twice a month on Tuesday, 9:30pm at the UCB East

He has appeared on Adult Swim’s “Fat Guy Stuck in Internet”, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Reggie Watt’s Live at Central Park Comedy Central Special, Todd Barry’s Comedy Central Special, Dinner With Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, Broad City and 30 Rock.


Classes will be limited to 14 students and an understanding of long-form improv and the Harold will be helpful. To book your place email with a brief improv CV

Evening classes are £40 and weekend classes £120. Book before the end of September to receive early bird pricing and get evening classes for just £30 and weekend classes for just £100

The Monoscene Harold: Weekend Intensive Saturday & Sunday 15-16 November 11am-5pm £100

Let’s do Harolds that are Monoscenes. Play with patience and realism weaving beats and groups games together in one scene, one location.

The Meditation: The Inward Harold Tuesday and Wednesday 18-19 November 7pm-10pm  £60

Through a process of meditation and mindfulness, students work towards selflessly being in the moment. Learn a unique silent opening and perform a Harold from the depths of the collective unconscious. This class is spread over two evenings.

Advanced Harold Workshop with Anthony Atamanuik 21 November 7pm-10pm £30

Yes! Let’s do Harold’s that are enjoyable, funny and have real discoveries. Harold is an alchemical formula that should transform a suggestion into a myriad of metaphors and ideas, defining and elevating that suggestion through organic and collective interpretation. So, let’s do that, huh? How ’bout it!?

The Movie: Weekend Intensive Saturday & Sunday 22-23 November 11am-5pm £100

This class centers on the improvised longform “the Movie,” created by Del Close with the Family. The class will simultaneously learn how to find games in classic and contemporary movie genres and to simulate film making techniques like camera angles and editing on the live stage and on the fly. (To clarify — NO CAMERAS INVOLVED, the form is performed live on stage only). Students will be expected to watch and discuss at least one movie before class.

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