Level 312: Premise Me, Premise Me

Level 312: Premise Me, Premise Me

Students will learn and drill the Premise Keepers format, identifying comedic premises in a modified Pattern Game opening and then shooting directly into scenes.  The base reality will be left to improv but the central comedic ideas of scenes will have already been selected.  Prerequisites:  Level 101, Level 201, and at least one other 300-Level class.

person_3206Terry Withers hails from New York where he performed improv routinely at the UCB Theatre (The Terry Withers Mysteries, Fuck That Shit, Dark Days) and the Reckless Theatre (The New David Mamet Play).  Terry began his formal improv instruction at the UCB and Magnet traning centers in 2007, studying under Zach Woods, Joe Wengert, Armando Diaz, Kevin & Will Hines, Charlie Todd and Chris Gethard.  He began coaching in 2009 and was fortunate to coach fantastic teams like Sandino (which he later joined) and Secret Man Group (which refused to add him even though he asked).  He served as a teacher at UCB’s Training Center for over three years and has taught workshops for Chinese Menu in DC.  Terry is also a big fan of professional basketball and will frequently compare it to improv.  If you take a class with him see if you notice him do that.

  • Dates: 7 Wednesdays, May 10 – June 21 (7-9pm) + 1 Student Showcase, on Wednesday June 28th (Time TBD)
  • Cost: $225
  • Location: Bolton Street Synagogue (212 West Cold Spring Lane)