Voice Over Workshop – TJ Del Reno

Voice Over Workshop – TJ Del Reno

with Guest Casting Director

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Award winning voice over artist TJ Del Reno is running a workshop that will get you in the booth for the first time, read copy, help find your voice and more.

TJ Del Reno is running a voice over workshop in which you will get valuable time in a voice over booth, learn how to read with others, help find your voice, read commercial copy and Q&A with a voice over agent or casting director. The workshop is 3 hours for $80 you may send payment using Paypal, Venmo, or cash. Please email vocoachny@gmail.com for availability and payment information.

Teacher Bio:

TJ Del Reno has been doing voice over work for TV, radio, video games and cartoons since 2005. His resume includes being the voice of Capri Sun’s “Respect the Pouch” campaign (award winning), AT&T, Best Buy, McDonald’s, Samsung, NFL.com and much, much more. He currently is the voice of the Super 8 Hotel sign on television as well as a current gig for McDonald’s radio. Cartoon work includes Poke’mon, Yu-Gi-Oh 5D, Nickelodeon’s Three Delivery and many anime movies. He also lent his voice to ROCKSTARS GTA V, GTA IV and Bully. Last year TJ worked at SiriusXM on a comedy video game radio show called Unlimited Lives a video game comedy radio show. You can listen to his demo reel and some of his TV spots on his website tjdelreno.com. TJ makes a living off voice over work and resides in East Harlem with his XBOXOne.

[This class does not guarantee getting representation, work, jobs or a demo reel. This is to get actors/comedians into a voice over booth and see what it feels like to read copy alone, paired reads, announcer, characters, etc. This is not a cartoon voice over class. You may ask our casting director questions about cartoon work and how to break in but this is commercial voice over class.]

We have had Eileen Schellhorn from Innovative Artists, Andy Roth (Bar1, casting director for Poke’mon and other huge clients). Dawn Mjeon (Bar1, casting director for huge clients as well).

DATES

August 14th 7-10p

LOCATION

Ripley Grier

PRICE
$80

CLASS SIZE
Limited to only 12 students.

MAKE-UP CLASSES
No Makeup Class

Cancellation Policy:  You can cancel your registration up to 7 days before class begins any time after that we charge you for 100% of the class.

REGISTRATION
To register, fill out the form. Thanks!

 

Daisy Rosario

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DAISY ROSARIO

Daisy Rosario is a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner and former Moth StorySLAM producer. Her story, “Child of Trouble,” was featured on the Peabody award-winning season of The Moth Radio Hour on NPR. She has been the artistic director of a theatre company, directed a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and interned at the WNYC show Radiolab. She also performs comedy. She started doing stand up when she was 19 and began studying at the UCB Theatre in 2002. She has also studied at UCB-LA and iO West.

Daisy is currently a producer for NPR’s Latino USA where she gets to meet interesting people, sometimes travel, and learn about a myriad of topics to then create stories that share that information with listeners around country.

Storytelling – Daisy Rosario

STORYTELLING WITH DAISY ROSARIO

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The funniest, weirdest, saddest, strangest, and most interesting things we tell people are often the things we have experienced ourselves. This class is for people who want to try their hand at getting on stage and telling a story, or have already done it and want to improve.

The class will address fears, teach you how embrace honesty, give performance techniques, help you to figure out when to add details and when to be general. You’ll learn how to make your own experiences relatable, and speak to larger truths in the world.

Students will finish the class with at least one polished story about 5-10 minutes in length and the skills to develop more.

There is no right way to tell a story, but there are plenty of wrong ways. The most important thing is to bring your honest self and point of view.

TEACHER BIO

Daisy Rosario is a two-time Moth StorySLAM winner and former Moth StorySLAM producer. Her story, “Child of Trouble,” was featured on the Peabody award-winning season of The Moth Radio Hour on NPR. She has been the artistic director of a theatre company, directed a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and interned at the WNYC show Radiolab. She also performs comedy. She started doing stand up when she was 19 and began studying at the UCB Theatre in 2002. She has also studied at UCB-LA and iO West.

Daisy is currently a producer for NPR’s Latino USA where she gets to meet interesting people, sometimes travel, and learn about a myriad of topics to then create stories that share that information with listeners around country.

DATES

August 9th/16th/23rd/and Sept 6th

Saturdays 12-3pm

LOCATION

TBA

COST

$100

CLASS SIZE


Limited to only 10 students.

MAKE-UP CLASSES
 You can make-up a class in another session with this instructor. Contact the instructor to arrange a make-up class. Limited to one makeup class and only if there is space available.

Cancellation Policy:  You can cancel your registration up to 7 days before class begins any time after that we charge you for 50% of the class.

REGISTRATION


 

Impressions and Characters – James III

Impressions and Characters Workshop – James III

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Transform yourself into someone else! This class combines improv, theater games, and writing to develop three-dimensional, funny, real characters using your face, voice, and body. By the end of the class you will have at least one fully formed character or impressions piece or both, while generating several to chose from. The class can also serve as a gym to hone your established characters/impressions. Bring in your observations, your impressions, or just yourself, because in this class you will learn that “just you” is so much more!

WHEN

3 classes Sundays 3-6pm

August 10th/17th/24th

COST

$75

WHERE

TBA

JAMES III performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre on the improv house team Astronomy Club and the sketch house team Moriarty. He has been seen on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and Law & Order: SVU, Funny Or Die, Above Average, The Nerdist, web commercials for Google, Converse, and H&R Block, and written for CollegeHumor and Splitsider. This year, James is touring New York, Maine, Vermont, and Ohio with his solo show, Junior.

James has taught classes and workshops with Upright Citizens Brigade Diversity Program, The Peoples Improv Theater, 10,000 Hours Improv Program, Bennington College, Brooklyn College Hillel, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Miller South School for the Arts, and many others.

You can make-up a class in another session with this instructor. Contact the instructor to arrange a make-up class.

Cancellation Policy:  You can cancel your registration up to 7 days before class begins any time after that we charge you for 100% of the class.

REGISTRATION
To register, fill out the form. Thanks!

Poupak Sepehri

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Poupak has been in comedy for over 15 years, and involved with the UCB and the New York improv scene for 5 years. She has lived many lives. She worked in television and in the corporate world, studied Theater, Communications, and Finance, and lived on 3 continents, in 4 countries, and 5 of the biggest cities in the world.  She has a BA in Communications and Theater from the American University of Paris, and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business. She studied improv and musical improv  at the UCB, the PIT and the Magnet, and has taken numerous workshops with Chicaco greats.  She has been performing all over New York with her independent musical and non-musical improv teams, and has coached indie teams that were nice enough to let her.  She is currently producing a monthly show at the UCB East, The Soul Glo Project, focused on fostering diversity in the comedy community, and another one in Paris where she has introduced Long Form improv.  She has opened her own Long Form improv school in Paris and her improv philosophy is: Everything is a gift.

Betsy Stover

Betsy Stover

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Betsy Stover is excited to be in Los Angeles! She has been with the UCBT in NYC since 1997, serving as an improviser, actor, writer, director, and coach. She’s been on numerous UCBT Harold teams including COWBOT, ICE-NINE, and DECOSTER; and in a million UCBT shows, including ASSSSCAT 3000, LET’S HAVE A BALL, and the two NYC SOUNDTRACKS LIVE shows directed by, respectively, Amy Poehler and David Wain. She wrote and performed two long-running UCBT sketch shows with her comedy partner, Katty Biscone. BETSY & KATTY’s eponymous debut was directed by Rob Corddry. Betsy toured nationally with the one-woman off-Broadway show, MOTHER LOAD. She also co-hosted HOT FOR TEACHER: THE FACULTY SHOW at UCB East in NYC, a free-form improv show with a rotating cast of UCBT teachers. Betsy has taught improv comedy at UCBT since 2001.
Betsy appeared in countless sketches on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN, and has starred in many radio and television commercials, including two national network spots that are currently running.
Betsy attended New York University and studied acting, directing, and production design at Tisch’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Betsy studied improv with Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Armando Diaz, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, and Mark Sutton, as well as comedy writing with Emily Spivey, Matt Besser, Ali Farrahnakian, and Joe Toplyn.
Follow @BetsyStover on Twitter, where she mostly makes jokes and observations about the 1 and 3 year old sons she shares with her husband, Ari Voukydis, a fellow UCBT performer and teacher, in the chaos thunderdome that is their life.

 

Ari Voukydis

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ARI VOUKYDIS

Ari began performing improv, standup and sketch comedy in New York City back there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997 and has been teaching there for over ten years.

Ari is a regular on all those VH-1 shows your niece watches, like The Best Week Ever and Top 100 Videos, and has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central’s The Upright Citizens Brigade.

He has contributed to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and has written for GQ, Grantland, SPY, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly and many other magazines. He currently writes for BuzzFeed.

Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last show, Loft, ran at UCB NY for a year and was a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick. Their comedy short “Small World” was directed by John Landis and featured on The Tonight Show. Their new pilot, a newsroom comedy, goes into production in November. The have won an award or two for script writing. No big deal.

Over the years Ari has been lucky enough to fall in with some fantastic Harold teams, like DeCoster and Pound, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let’s Have a Ball and Wicked F***in’ Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry. He was the founder and co-host Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show, along with his insanely funny wife Betsy Stover.

Ari and Betsy live in Los Angeles with their intrepid sons Rex and Ajax and their good-natured but humorless terrier Walter.