Character Techniques


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In this class we’ll create fake people that feel real. Students will break down popular characters, use craft discussion, and practice what they learn in improv exercises. We’ll be implementing techniques from a range of sources: TV, fiction writing, the personality psychology research of the US Air Force.

Location: Online

Sun Sep 25 11am-1pm (PDT)
Sun Oct 2 11am-1pm
Sun Oct 9 11am-1pm
Sun Oct 16 11am-1pm

$160 USD, 8 (of 7) enrolled

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Teacher: Nick Mandernach

About Nick Mandernach: Nick Mandernach has been improvising for 15 years at UCB. He performs with JV and the improvised emo band Every Place I Cry. He’s also written on TV shows like: Duncanville, People of Earth, Upload, I Feel Bad and Young Sheldon(!!)

How This Works

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  • Classes are online, on Zoom unless the title or description says "in person"
  • LATE DROP POLICY: If drop less than 12 hours before start of class, we will ask that you still pay for the class.