Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(10037) Improv 301 Mondays 9am-12pm Don Fanelli


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Mondays 9am-12pm
Start Date
Mon June 9, 2014, 9:00am EDT
Price
$400.00

[b]If you took Improv 201 in January 2010 or later, you cannot enroll in this course until you receive written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201. ONLY if 10 days have passed since your graduation performance and you have not received this information, please email the registrar at [email protected] for NY classes or [email protected] for LA classes.[/b]

This course introduces students to the long form improvisation structure known as "The Harold," developed by Del Close.

"The Harold" is a series of scenes inspired by a single suggestion that fit together into one cohesive half hour piece. Students learn how to 1) perform openings, 2) create scenes inspired by an opening 3) perform "group games," 4) second and third beats (returning to scenes later in the piece).

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at the UCB Theatre.

Students required to see at least 2 improvised shows at the UCB Theater before the end of the course.

Class Size: 16 Students


Don Fanelli, Teacher

Don has been performing at the UCB Theatre since 2010 and currently performs with The Stepfathers every Friday night. Previously he performed on Harold Night with many teams, including Sandino and Salmon Diane, and acted on Maude Night with Gramps and Dinner. He also often performed around the country with the UCB Touring Company. He currently still performs with indie teams Fuck That Shit (A Comedy Team) and Sabonis (winner of the 2011 & 2012 3x3 Tournament).

Don has written and performed in many shows at the UCB Theatre includingSketches for an Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show and his one man show: Mr. Jersey's Neighborhood. He was selected to perform in the 2015 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in the New Faces: Characters showcase.

Don has appeared in a bunch of commercials and TV shows like Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, 30 Rock, Girl Code and the Late Show with David Letterman and has written and performed in many online videos for Above Average, College Humor, and UCB Comedy.

Schedule

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  • Class #1

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 905
     
  • Class #2

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • Class #3

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • Class #4

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 905
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 905
     
  • Class #7

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • Class #8

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 907
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 905
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
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  • UCB EAST
    153 E. 3rd St. at Avenue A

     
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