Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8171) Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Ben Rameaka


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Tue March 12, 2013, 7:00pm EDT
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


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."

Schedule

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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
     
  • Class #2

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  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 2
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
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    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
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    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • Class #8

    UCB NYC Classroom 3
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 2
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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  • UCB NYC Classroom 3
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
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  • Performance

    UCB EAST
     
  • UCB EAST
    153 E. 3rd St. at Avenue A

     
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This Course is Completed.