Thursday, 7 March 2013

Longform Workshops with Saturday Night Live Writer, Neil Casey

This workshop will focus on long-form scenework in the style taught at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles. We will focus on improvising our way into realistic, believable scenes which will lead to organic discoveries with which we can build original and interesting Games, the patterns that make our scenes funny. Some experience with open improv scenework is encouraged but not required.

7-10 pm 26th-27th March
To book, please email

Neil Casey is an improvisor, writer and actor living in New York City. He has performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2001 and has taught improv and sketch at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Training Center since 2006. He has also taught improv at the Williamstown Theatre Festival every summer since 2008. Neil is a member of several well-known improv troups including current UCB Weekend team Death By Roo Roo, Krompf, and The Two-Man Movie. He has performed all over America with the UCB Touring Company since 2005, and performs regularly in UCB's flagship show ASSSSCAT 3000. He has directed dozens of acclaimed stage shows including God's Pottery Saves the World (Edinburgh 2007), Waiting For Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents (SF SketchFest 2010), Kate McKinnon on Ice, and This Is Not A Sketch Show: A Sketch Show. 

His latest written show Small Men, written and performed with Will Hines and directed by Michael Delaney, was named the Best Sketch Show of 2012 by Time Out New York Magazine. He has appeared on a bunch of web series, commercials and TV shows on Adult Swim and IFC. The Washington Post referred to him as "deadpan" on 10 February 2010 in the print edition. A few months ago declared "Neil Casey is one of the best, if not the best improviser in New York right now." 

He is currently a writer on Saturday Night Live.

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