IMPROV 501: Advanced Improv – Pattern & Game Thursdays with Amey Goerlich
Pattern is woven into the fabric of storytelling and comedy. In IMPROV 501, students will learn to recognize patterns in games, scenes, and shows. They will manipulate patterns to create and heighten games, unlocking the comedy in the art of improvisation.
All of our courses are taught by veteran instructors who are also long-time performers. Classes meet at our theater OR at one of our nearby rental spaces just a short walk away.
Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is dependent upon availability. For enrolled students a confirmation welcome email will be sent 48 before the start of the first class. There are no refunds or transfers on tuition.
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 Thursdays 7-10pm 8 Weeks + Showcase
Instructor: Amey Goerlich
Prerequisites: IMPROV 401
- January 10, 2019 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Venue: Westside Comedy
- Instructor: Amey Goerlich
- Price: $350
TEACHER BIO: Amey is the only female in the 15 year-old UCB indie quartet known as KROMPF. She teaches her KROMPF classes independently in NYC & in LA. She has taught her game workshop at many improv festivals around the country, most recently at the Tampa Bay Improv Festival, Omaha Improv festival and San Diego Improv Festival 2017, The Torch Theatre in AZ, Improv Utopia Camp East & West, The Pocket Theatre & Femprovfest 18′. Currently she is living in Los Angeles and teaching/performing at M.I. Westside Comedy Theatre. She runs The Improvisation Training Hub for independent Improv teachers in NYC & LA. She was the Host and Coordinator of Indie Cage Match at UCBeast for 5 years 2011-2016. She was the Artistic Director of the virtual theatre E-MPROV. A long form improviser from 2001-2016 at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and she has coached over 400+ long form improv teams (some online like from Bali, Denver, Pennsylvania and more).
She also co-created an improv card game called ‘Humans Being an improv card game’ that just recently came out to the public you can find it on Amazon. Later this month a booklet is being released on Amey personal method of teaching and doing improv in a series coming about on Improvisation influencers around the world. Amey also has taught corporate improv workshops for Kaiser, USC Medical and Tastemade to name a few.
She has studied under Armando Diaz, Ian Roberts, Kevin Mullaney, Michael Delaney and many others. Directed/Coached UCB NY Maude Teams, Killgore The Musical (asst. director/art director), The Documentary UCB class (co-teacher w/ Billy Merrit). Her most recent improv teams in NYC – Spoiled Space Monkeys, Fart Police, Chica go go and at DCM every year with KROMPF and Wicked Fuckin’ Queeah. LA – LUCY at Westside Comedy.
Recently in the Film Girl in The Show by Anna Fields. You can see her live on her House Team Lucy (Faculty Team) at Westside Comedy Theatre on Monday Nights at 9pm. Check out her web series Best Cupcakes in the World on YouTube. You can also hear her talk improv on Jimmy Carrane Improv Nerd Podcast taped at The Steelstacks Improv Fest 2014, Improv Resource Center podcast with Kevin Mullaney, Improvcast with Jay & Landon. Just to name a few you can always just google Amey to find other podcasts she has been on.