Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9834) Improv 301 Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Frank Garcia Hejl


Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled
Sundays 3:15-6:15pm
Start Date
Sun May 11, 2014, 3:15pm 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


Class does not meet May 25 or June 29

Frank Garcia Hejl, Teacher

Frank Hejl is a writer and actor on the sketch team Onassis [onassiscomedy.tumblr.com], winner of the 2011 Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition, and a performer on the UCB house team Bucky. He has studied and performed at UCBT since 2007 and has written and appeared in material for MTV, Comedy Central, IFC and G4. He is probably most recognized as the voice of Seth Rogen in the online "Her" parody "Him", as Orson Welles in the web series Rejected Pitches and as Bob in the Bildebergers' infamous and NSFW web sketch "Bob's Workshop". His favorite film of all time is a tie between Ghostbusters and Gremlins. Seriously.

Schedule

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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
  • Class #5

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
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    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
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  • Class #7

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
  • Class #8

    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
     
  • Performance

    UCB EAST
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 913
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

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

     
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This Course is Completed.