Improv class

Chris Ulrich

Exploring Ensemble

March 14 - April 18

Five weeks on Saturdays, with instructor Chris Ulrich. Grad show at the Improv May 2.

Course Description

In this class, we have the opportunity to break down established and organic improv formats to discover what's possible as a group. Also, we will focus on building a greater sense of awareness and collaborative spirit among ensemble players in the moment. Incorporating the ridiculous, using improv exercises and playing with multiple formats, this exploratory class will offer participants additional tools to build a strong ensemble and deepen their individual performance mastery. The class will culminate in a show. Prerequisite: A Level 3 improv class (Advancing the Scene or Short Form: Relationships & Story). Having taken a Harold class is strongly encouraged but not required.

  • Saturdays, March 14 - April 18 (off 4/11), 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Graduation show at the DC Improv on May 2 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Prerequisite: A Level 3 improv class (Advancing the Scene or Short Form: Relationships & Story). Having taken a Harold class is strongly encouraged but not required.
  • Tuition: $250
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich 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 King Bee. 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 and has appeared on the Food Network's "Dinner Impossible" with Chef Robert Irvine. He also serves 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. He is a media consultant who can frequently be seen on CNN, MSNBC, "Dr. Oz," Headline News, "Dr. Drew," "Nancy Grace," Washington’s USA Channel 9, and "Let's Talk Live," 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.