Improv 301 Thursdays 7-10pm
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Start Date||Jul 11, 2019, 7:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Aug 31, 2019, 4:30pm|
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 on Labor Day weekend. Check calendar before enrolling.
Christopher A Scott, teacher
Chris began classes at UCB in 2006 and has been performing with Thank You, Robot since 2007. (TYR has regular shows at Caveat in the LES.) He has appeared on the UCB stage in such shows as The End of the World (dir Will Hines), Wildehorn (dir Eliza Skinner), The Convergence (dir Will Hines & Zack Willis) and poHa (dir James Dwyer). He co-created The Breakup with Nicole Drespel and has developed various new improv forms (Dearly Departed, Bookclub, and Macrohander to name a few). He currently performs with the Lloyd team Hotcake and writes a semi-weekly newsletter with his improv thoughts at https://tinyletter.com/cascott
Technically, he appears on Broad City but his lines were cut.