September 15 - October 13
Advancing the Scene
An improv comedy workshop! Five in-person classes on Sundays.


About the Class

Price: $295

When: Sundays, September 15 - October 13, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Graduation Show: None

Prerequisite: Level 2 Improv or permission of instructor and principal. Students for this class also must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination (such as a completed vaccination card) at the start of the first session.

Please Note: Participants in this class must be vaccinated against COVID-19. All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.

Spotlight: This class builds on the lessons of level 1 and 2 improv: "yes and," active listening, observation, structure, and support. It expands how we approach scenes and play at the top of our intelligence. We will focus on bringing presence into scenes, finding the funny or game within the scene, honing characters and relationships.  


About the Instructor

Chris Ulrich (official website) teaches classes in beginning improv, advanced short-form improv and long-form improv. He has been performing since 2003. Currently, Chris performs regularly in a number of Improv troupes including Jive Turkey, Nox, and And Scene! He has studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and at the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. Also, he has coached and led workshops for improv troupes in the DC area.

Chris was a cast member in the DC based comedy pilot "Capital Gym," which was entered in the 2009 NexTV Pilot Competition. He appeared on Food Network's "Dinner Impossible" with Chef Robert Irvine. He also served as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading creative strategy sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts.

In addition to improv training, Chris is the founder of CU in the Moment LLC, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills. Bringing a unique blend of training and collaborative experience to his clients, Chris guides and hones clients' ability to push past their personal edge to discover greater connection and confidence in their authentic voice and message be it for speeches, presentations, sales meetings, or specialty projects. He is a media consultant who can frequently be seen on GMA, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, Headline News, and Washington’s USA Channel 9, where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. Along with his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. He trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use new body language to transform their executive presence.