Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8601) Improv 301 Saturdays 12-3pm Kate Riley


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Saturdays 12-3pm
Start Date
Sat July 6, 2013, 12:00pm 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


Kate Riley, Teacher

A student at the UCB since 2008, Kate has studied under Porter Mason, Kevin Hines, Anthony Atamanuik, Shannon O'Neill, Will Hines, and Chris Gethard. She is a super proud member of the Harold team Sandino!! On the UCBNY stage, she has performed in THE BACHELOR: Romance, Roses, and Romance, The Sit Down and Shut Up Variety Hour, Killgore 2010: The New Blood, and with former Harold Team Scootch. Kate performs with indie team Fuck That Shit (A Comedy Team) around town and at the UCBeast, as well as with Two-prov teams Bad Wife! (with Laura Willcox), Black & Riley (with Dan Black), DUDEZ, and Snack Pony. Kate has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Onion News Network, Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker, Hoppus on Music, Gossip Girl, in commercials, and many a funny web video produced by Landlinetv.com, UCBcomedy.com, UCB Beta Teams, College Humor, and Captain Hippo.

Schedule

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

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  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 4
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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