Improv 301 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Start Date||Nov 7, 2018, 3:30pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Jan 12, 2019, 2:30pm|
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 21 or December 26. Meets during Hanukkah.
James Dwyer, teacher
James Dwyer -- comedian, actor, writer -- performs improv every Friday night at UCB Hell's Kitchen with The Law Firm.You can also check out his show A Big Dumb Thing -- a monthly showcase for the absurd cohosted by Jackie Jennings -- on the second Saturday of each month at UCB East. Previously he has performed on Harold Night and in the sketch shows Standards & Practices and Dorothy Goes To Hollywood.
As an actor James has appeared on such television shows as Master of None, Difficult People, The Detour and in various national commercials. Follow him on Twitter @jamesbdwyer.