(7907) Improv 301 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm Anthony Atamanuik
Improv 301: Harold Structure
- Successful Completion of Improv 201 within previous two years
- Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm
- Start Date
- Wed January 9, 2013, 12:15pm EST
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.
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
Anthony Atamanuik, Teacher
Anthony has studied under legendary acting and vocal coach Kristen Linklater during his Emerson College years. He has also had the opportunity to study improvisation with, UCB founders Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser. Anthony has also taken classes and been directed by, Seth Morris, Billy Merritt, Owen Burke, Kevin Mullaney, Dyna Moe, and Brian Huskey.
Anthony has been a teaching improvisation at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Training Center for over a year. He has directed UCB house team Reuben Williams and UCB Harold teams, Creep, 1985, fwand, Kill Your Darlings, Raynard, DeCoster, Beverly Hills, and Tantrum.
He wrote the film short "The Incredible Drunk" which won the Channel 102 Film Festival. Anthony also wrote web content for Jim Henson Interactive from 1996-1998.
Anthony performed the with the Gotham City Improv Main Company from 2000 to 2002. He has performed improv at he UCB theatre since 2003 with a variety of ensembles, "Creep", "Grenade vs. Washing Machine" and "Trillion". He currently performs with the house team "Death By Roo Roo". Anthony is also a regular monologist at UCBâ's flagship Sunday night show Assscat.
His Television credits include appearances on Conan O'Brian, The Caroline Rhea Show, and The Tony Danza Show. He has a recurring role as a Girly Show staff writer "Anthony Yannetti" on the Emmy Award winning NBC Sitcom "30 Rock" and plays various roles in the Adult Swim's "Fat Guy Stuck In Internet".
Anthony lives in Astoria with his girlfriend Flossie and their turtle, Turtle.
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