Improv 301 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Start Date Oct 18, 2018, 6:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Dec 16, 2018, 3:15pm
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 November 22. Meets during Hanukkah, check calendar before enrolling.

Caroline Fiona Martin, teacher

CAROLINE MARTIN is an improviser, writer, and lover of cheese. She performs improv with the Curfew on Saturday nights at UCBTNY. She's a 2016 Comedy Central Comic to Watch for sketch. Previously she performed improv on Harold Night and LLoyd Night at UCBTNY. She performed and wrote characters on "Characters Welcome" and was an actor on the UCBTNY sketch team Monaco on Maude Night. She was the winner of the 2014 NBC & UCB Diversity Scholarship Showcase and performed on The Peoples Improv Theater house teams Divo and Timber. Caroline teaches improv comedy at UCB and received a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from Brown University.

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