Improv 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jan 8, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 3, 2019, 1:15pm
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

John William Timothy, teacher

John is currently a member of improv team The Curfew. His previous teams include Namaste, A Sparrow, Sandino, and the UCBComedy Beta Team Horse + Horse. He has trained at the UCB since 2006 with the likes of Betsy Stover, Neil Casey, Doug Moe, Porter Mason, Dyna Moe, Jeff Hiller, and Jordan Klepper. John's favorite UCB moment was probably the time he was playing Hurley in The Dharma Initiative Company Picnic and almost choked to death on his wig. Check him out at johntimothy.com

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