Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(7955) Improv 301 Sundays 12-3pm Abra Tabak


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Sundays 12-3pm
Start Date
Sun January 6, 2013, 12:00pm EST
Price
$400.00

[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


Abra Tabak, Teacher

Abra is an actress and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She began studying at UCB in 2006 and has since performed on the Harold team, Bastian, and in the improvised soap opera "As the Diamond Burns." She also performed on the UCB sketch team, Dweeb, and in "Brad Sacks Gets A Handjob."

She currently improvises every Saturday night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with Grandma’s Ashes and on Friday nights in "What I Did For Love."She can also be seen performing across the country with the UCB Touring Company.

Schedule

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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
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  • Class #7

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #8

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Performance

    UCB EAST
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB EAST
    153 E. 3rd St. at Avenue A

     
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