Upright Citizens BrigadeImprovisation and Sketch ComedyTraining Center
(9936) Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm John Frusciante
Improv 301: Harold Structure
Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Tue May 13, 2014, 3:30pm 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
John Frusciante, Teacher
John Frusciante is a writer, improviser, and director who has been at UCBT since 1999, and he is proud to serve as the theatre's Artistic Associate. He can currently be seen every Saturday night at UCB East in the improvised show AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place. He has also performed in ASSSSCAT 3000, HAROLD NIGHT, and with the UCB Touring Company where he regularly performs for college students all across the country.