Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7427) Improv 301 Tuesdays 11am-2pm Will Hines


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Start Date
Tue July 24, 2012, 11:00am EDT
Price
$350.00

[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


Class does not meet August 7

Will Hines, Teacher

Will Hines has studied and performed improv at UCBT since 1999, currently on the improv team The Stepfathers. Among his teachers: Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, Armando Diaz, and Sean Conroy. He's co-written, starred in and directed many sketch shows. He makes short videos and dabbles in stand-up like an arrogant swaggering dilettante. He's had small parts in prominent web series and not so prominent commercials. He's taught at UCBT since spring of 2003.

Schedule

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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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    UCB NYC Classroom 5
     
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    UCB NYC Classroom 5
     
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #7

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #8

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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This Course is Completed.