Improv 301: Harold Structure
- Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
- Wednesdays 2:30-5:30pm
- Start Date
- Wed June 13, 2012, 2:30pm 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 July 4
Ben Rameaka, Teacher
Ben Rameaka is an improviser, actor and voice over artist. He has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Vermont and an MFA from the now defunct Actor's Studio program at the New School. He has been in many UCB productions including KILLGORE, Greatest Concert Ever, and the hit show "Waiting For Obama: A Night At The Hall Of Presidents" which went to the San Francisco Sketchfest. He performs on the UCB house team Airwolf every Saturday night. He has done voiceovers for Bullfrog Suntan Lotion, Trojan Condoms, Popeye's Chicken, D'Angelo's and a couple other restaurants but no other prophylactic companies. He also has a micro part in Amazon.com's original pilot "Alpha House."