Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9406) Improv 301 Saturdays 12-3pm Laura Grey


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Saturdays 12-3pm
Start Date
Sat January 18, 2014, 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


Laura Grey, Teacher

Laura Grey came to UCB via Chicago where she wrote and performed two original revues at The Second City, improvised at places like iO and The Annoyance Theaters, and acted in a bunch of plays. She performed and co-devised the all silent revue Reverie directed by Dexter Bullard for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, and before that she traveled with the ferocious three-woman sketch troupe Triplette to San Francisco Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, and The Chicago Improv Festival.

At UCB she performs on Harold Night with (most recently) Salmon Diane and Grammer.  In her spare time she procrastinates from all adult tasks by writing videos with the sketch duo Klepper and Grey. Laura has a degree in drama and creative writing from Northwestern University. She likes stuff, in general.

Schedule

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January 2014
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  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
     
  • Class #2

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

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
     
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 6
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
  • UCB NYC Classroom 6
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
     
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    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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This Course is Completed.