Improv 301 Tuesdays 6-9pm
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Start Date||Nov 26, 2019, 6:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Feb 1, 2020, 12:00pm|
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
Does not meet December 24 or 31.
Doug Moe, teacher
I'm an actor, writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, the epicenter of the artisanal mustache renaissance.
My book "Man Vs Child: One Dad's Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting" was named one of Amazon's "Best Humor Books of 2017" It's a funny dad book for parents worried about messing up their kids.
My second book is "How Not to Get Shot And Other Advice from White People," co-authored with D.L. Hughley. The New York Times Book Review calls it “A satirical but apt addition to the culture’s fraught conversation about race.”
I've been a longtime performer and instructor at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. On TV, you've maybe seen me in "Inside Amy Schumer," "30 Rock" or "Difficult People," among other places. You can see me do improv every week in Teacher Feature.
I write funny things besides my book. I write a featured Tumblr blog about being a dad at www.manvchild.com I tweet at @dougmoe. I've written for McSweeney's, Funny or Die, Gawker and others.
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