Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm
Start Date Jan 6, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 2, 2019, 4:00pm
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 weekends of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day. 

Alex French, teacher

Alex is a writer and performer living in New York City. He has studied sketch and improv under such UCB greats as Michael Delaney, Neil Casey, Charlie Sanders, Dominic Dierkes, Shannon O'Neill, Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Ben Rodgers, and Dyna Moe, among others.

Alex grew up in Cincinnati watching the stinky Bengals and then went to school at Notre Dame, watching the slightly less stinky Fighting Irish teams and majoring in Film and Television (which was not stinky at all). He moved to New York after graduation and taught 4th grade for two years through Teach For America.

Formerly a member of Spooky Ghost, Three Dogs, and Fun Fun Fun, he can currently be seen improvising at the UCB East Village Theatre every Sunday night in Higgins: the Instagram Show, as well as various other shows and venues throughout the city.

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