Upright Citizens BrigadeImprovisation and Sketch ComedyTraining Center
(9875) Improv 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm Gavin Speiller
Improv 301: Harold Structure
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Tue April 29, 2014, 7:00pm EDT
[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
Gavin Speiller, Teacher
Gavin has been writing, performing and directing shows at the UCB Theatre since 2002. He 's studied under a number of fantastic teachers including Ian Roberts, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt and Kevin Mullaney. Gavin currently performs improv with the UCB house team 1985 as well as improv and sketch with the independent group Rogue Elephant. He can also be seen in a number of video projects, commercials and as a
member of the UCB Touring Company. Gavin loves college basketball and Yoohoo.