Improv 301: Harold Structure
- Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
- Fridays 6:30-9:30pm
- Start Date
- Fri July 11, 2014, 6:30pm EDT
[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
Class does not meet August 29
David Siegel, Teacher
David has been studying and performing at the UCB Theatre since 2006. He is an alumnus of Harold Night, having performed with numerous UCB house teams over the years, including "Tantrum," "Whorenado," "Badman," and "Greg." He was also an original cast member in the improvised political satire show "The Spin" which had a successful run at UCB. David has studied with Michael Delaney, Anthony King, Christina Gausas, Zach Ward and many others, and he's thrilled to be teaching at UCB after joining the faculty in 2010. Before moving to New York David taught and performed with Dirty South Improv in North Carolina. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.