Improv 301 Mondays 7-10pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Mondays 7-10pm
Start Date Jan 7, 2019, 7:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 16, 2019, 12:00pm
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
Does not meet January 21 or February 18.

Patrick Clair, teacher

Patrick Clair Patrick Clair is a writer, performer, and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He currently writes for the sketch team The Gift and performs improv occasionally with Teacher Feature. Outside UCB, Patrick is a staff writer for the radio variety show Live From Here with Chris Thile.

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