Improv 301 Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Tuesdays 6:45-9:45pm
Start Date Jul 10, 2018, 6:45pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Sep 9, 2018, 2:45pm
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
Does not meet August 14.
Note: Performance is on afternoon of September 9, beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

Joey Price, teacher

Joey Price is an actor and writer in Brooklyn, NY. He's been a teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2015 and has been performing there since 2012. At UCB, he was on the Harold teams Graceland, The Enemy, Slamball and Sleuth. He's studied under Kevin Hines, Will Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Ari Voukydis, Chelsea Clarke and Lydia Hensler. He was a performer and writer for the long-running UCB show Everyone's Favorite Game Show and he also produces and directs the Public Access TV show Deep Space Live. Joey started his comedy career in San Francisco, writing and producing original pieces for Beards Beards Beards: A Theatre Company and the sketch group VentureTek, both of which had shows at SF Sketchfest. He's been in a few commercials, which he says are "fine," and he likes baseball and dogs.

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