Riley Soloner

Passport
Based on 13 ratings
Email
About

Hi folks.
I started UCB improv classes in January, 2009. I've been taught by Ari Voukydis, Gavin Speiller, Will & Kevin Hines, Chelsea Clarke, Michael Delaney, Curtis Gwinn, and Anthony King.

I was a performer on Harold Night from 2011-2014 with teams Mr. Crime, GoodGirl, Rocks, and Smalls.

I'm all about fostering better listening in improvisers. I want teams that organically start off a suggestion to be more comfortable stepping out with half ideas in their sets. Less worrying about figuring the scene out before it's really begun. I want those half ideas to be met with clear acknowledgment and discussion. I want the improvisers' response to an initiation to honor the idea presented and to build upon it, instead of thinking up a newly invented idea from nowhere. I want to temper the distracting, panicky gut instinct in both the initiator and the person responding to feel obligated to fully lock down a who/what/where in one run-on sentence.

As a coach, I'm a passionate advocate for active listening. Listen hard to what your scene partner said, and then prove you've been listening with your response and actions. Be a better improviser by slowing down and being present with your teammate.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

  • Student
  • Peformer
  • House Team
Feedback
Availability
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:00am
:30    
9:00am
:30    
10:00am
:30    
11:00am
:30    
12:00pm
:30    
1:00pm
:30    
2:00pm
:30    
3:00pm
:30    
4:00pm
:30    
5:00pm
:30    
6:00pm
:30    
7:00pm
:30    
8:00pm
:30    
9:00pm
:30    
10:00pm
:30    
11:00pm
:30    
Green = Available Last updated almost 4 years ago
Recommended Coaches