Improv 401: Harold Workshop
- Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
- Mon & Thurs 12:15-3:15pm
- Start Date
- Mon October 22, 2012, 12:15pm EDT
Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.
The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohsive piece (the "Harold").
Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.
Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.
Students will take part in at least two class performances, 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.
Fran Gillespie, Teacher
Fran Gillespie has been performing at UCB since 2004. She can be seen every Friday night performing with the UCB house team, The Law Firm. In addition, Fran has performed in countless sketch shows, as a former member of The Hammerkatz, and been on several Maude teams; she is currently performing with the Maude team, Gorilla Gorilla. Fran has travelled across the country performing improv as a member of The UCB Touring Company. Last summer Fran made 650 promotional videos for Pop Tarts, none of which ever aired.