Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Mondays 7-10pm
Start Date Mar 26, 2018, 7:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 19, 2018, 1:00pm
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
Note: Meets during week of Passover.

Molly Thomas, teacher

Molly is an improvisor, actor and writer based in New York City. Current UCB Shows: Higgins: The Instagram Show, We Know How You Die!, and the Lady Jam! Previous UCB shows: Sherlock & Cookies, Hotspur, the Jam at UCB East as well as the sketch show "Standards & Practices". Recently, Molly performed We Know How You Die! in DC at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. She starred Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Beau Willimon's play "Breathing Time". Molly has been featured in videos on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The President Show, Above Average, UCBComedy, Nickelodeon and MTV. Molly studied Theatre and English at Indiana University. She studied acting, set building, ticket taking, bathroom maintenance and snow shoveling at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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