Improv 401 Tuesdays 2-5pm

Improv 401: Harold Workshop

Prerequisites Completion of Improv 301 within previous two years
Scheduled Tuesdays 2-5pm
Start Date Jan 8, 2019, 2:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performances Feb 1, 2019, 6:00pm
Mar 2, 2019, 4:15pm
Improv 401 serves as the end official "end" of our improv program. This course offers students the chance to strengthen their individual skills while giving them more practice with the long form improvisation performance known as the Harold.

The course focuses on playing truthfully, to the top of your intelligence, while practicing agreement and support. Students will be sensitive to the games of their scenes, and connect the scenes into one cohesive piece (the "Harold").

Teachers will offer more individual feedback at this level.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in at least two class performances, 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.

Erik Tanouye, teacher

Erik Tanouye Erik Tanouye is a half-Japanese comedian who can be seen every Saturday night performing with The Curfew at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea.

He was a creative consultant for Netflix's The Characters: Natasha Rothwell episode. He also writes for the UCB Digital Team The Council.

He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form ( which is now available as a book:
His popular twitter feed is available here:

He co-wrote the viral hit "BP Spills Coffee" video (in which he also appears as a Halliburton employee).

Erik has directed many Maude Night shows in the past and written for sketch groups (212), Pocketwatch, Neighbor Boy, Chunk, and Dinner. As an improviser, he performed at Harold night for eight years as a member of legendary teams like Grandma's Ashes, 1985, Dillinger, The Shoves, Bastian, and The Scam.

He is originally from Maryland.

He has an English degree from Dartmouth College and is currently School Manager for the UCB Training Center.

He lives in Hudson Heights.

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