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Improv Workshops with UCB’s Billy Merritt

September 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - September 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Hi guys, We’re welcoming back a wonderful teacher from UCB NYC and LA, Billy Merritt. Billy’s been with UCB since the early days and is an incredible teacher, performer and lover of sandwiches.

The Documentary with Billy Merritt 2 days £100 Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 10am – 4pm BUY http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2546267
An Improvised Documentary in the style of Christopher Guest and Errol Morris. This class will focus on improvised interviews and scenes, taking you into the lives of the characters created, as well as the actual documentarians themselves. The form focuses on scene work, stage technique, and a presentational/representational connection to the audience.

Advanced Game Play with Billy Merritt 3 hours – £30
** This workshop is for advanced students only **
Monday 5 September 7pm – 10pm
BUY http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2546269
Once you know game, what do you do with it? Learn how to play primary game, with secondary games, within the same scene. This is helpful for Monoscenes, Montages and the Garfunkel.

How to listen with Billy Merritt 3 hours – £30 Wednesday 7 September 7pm – 10pm
BUY http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2546270
This workshop focuses on the most important skill needed to improvise, listening. Learn to listen not only with your ears, but your eyes and your body. This workshop is open to all levels.

Pirate, Robot, Ninja with Billy Merritt 3 hours – £30 Friday 9 September 7pm – 10pm
BUY http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2546271
This workshops refines and defines your analytical side [Robot], and combines it with your creative side [Pirate], to help you become a well balanced Improviser [Ninja].

Billy Merritt has been a Performer, Teacher, and Director with the UCB Theatre since it first opened in New York. He was a founding member of improv groups The Swarm and The Stepfathers in New York, and The Smokes in Los Angeles. He has developed and performed in numerous hit shows throughout his tenure at the UCB such as The Sunshine Gang, Piledriver, My Dinner with Billy, and Brain Town to name a few. As a teacher Billy has developed many improvised longforms with his students, in advanced classes, such as, The Documentary, Improvised One Acts, and the Ninja.


September 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
September 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


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