Improv 301: Harold Structure
- Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
- Mondays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Mon April 1, 2013, 3:30pm EDT
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
Shannon O'Neill, Teacher
Shannon O'Neill is a veteran performer at the UCB Theatre NY. She has studied improvisation and sketch comedy under a plethora of teachers including, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, Kevin Mullaney and Armando Diaz and has been teaching at the UCB Training Center since 2005. You can see her improvise on Friday nights with The Stepfathers and Sunday's in Asssscat 3000. She also has a monthly talk show called "Strangers Wanted" and tweets more than she should @spotastic.