Improv 301 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Scheduled||Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm|
|Start Date||Apr 30, 2019, 3:30pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||May 25, 2019, 2:00pm|
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: Performance is weekend of Memorial Day.
Zack Willis, teacher
Zack Willis grew up in Westchester County, NY. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston and has been performing at UCB since 2011. He has been teaching there since 2014.
He currently performs in NYC on Saturday nights with his team, Women & Men. He performs regularly with Rumpleteaser, UCB's musical improv team. He also performs around the country with UCB TourCo.
Zack's writing has appeared on Funny Or Die and The Onion Video.
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