IMPROV 101 - Aug 31, 2009 - Zach Ward

IMPROV 101: Fundamentals of Improv Comedy

Regular Fee:$195.00
Student Fee:$150.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 14 students. Only 2 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Monday, August 31, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

IMPROV 101 explores the basics of comedy improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Students learn to be fearless and have fun on stage using the DSI approach to improv comedy.

No comedy or theater experience necessary.

FREE ADMISSION WHILE ENROLLED. CLASS RUNS for 2 HOURS each week with optional office hours after class as available.

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Class Dates and Times*

Mon, Aug 31, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Sep 28, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Zach Ward

Zach Ward

Chapel Hill native and proud Carolina graduate, Zach Ward has been performing and directing comedy for over 20 years.

Zach owns DSI where he serves as Executive Producer. He serves as Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. In the world of comedy, Zach has been employed by ImprovBoston (Managing Director), the Chicago Improv Festival (Associate Producer), Toronto Improv Festival (Producer), Richmond Improv Festival (Producer) and ComedySportz Chicago.

Zach has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for his performance with DUAL EXHAUST (Critic's Choice, INDY PICK, Top 10 "Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade") and THE BEATBOX (Critic's Choice, Best Bet, "Top 5 Latenight Shows in Chicago"). Zach can currently be seen performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT and on the road at theaters around the country.

Zach has studied the art of improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (ImprovOlympic), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches.

Student Feedback:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:43am, October 13, 2009
Zach Ward is beautiful like the night, cradling the young day in his arms.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.