(8997) Improv 301 Wednesdays 3-6pm Brandon Gardner
Improv 301: Harold Structure
- Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
- Wednesdays 3-6pm
- Start Date
- Wed September 18, 2013, 3:00pm 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
Brandon Gardner, Teacher
Brandon is a writer, performer, director and teacher at the UCB Theater in NY. A native of Saranac Lake, NY, Brandon graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Theatre and performed with the improv/sketch comedy group, "The Pappy Parker Players."
Brandon is a member of the UCB TourCo All-Stars with whom he performs and teaches workshops across the country. When he isn't touring Brandon can be seen performing every weekend with Let's Have a Ball, The Curfew and Improv Nerds at the UCB NY and UCB East theaters. As a writer, Brandon has written over twenty original sketch shows with UCB Maude Teams as well as the political one-act play HOT TEA.
Brandon is proud to have been a teacher at the UCB Training Center since 2009 where is the world record holder for level 201 classes taught.
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