Improv 301 Saturdays 12-3pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Saturdays 12-3pm
Start Date Jan 4, 2020, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 23, 2020, 3:00pm
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

Note: Meets weekends of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day.

Maritza MontaƱez, teacher

Maritza MontaƱez Maritza is a Brooklyn-based performer and writer originally from California's San Joaquin Valley. She performs improv with At Last! on Harold Night and co-hosts Living Room: The First Generation, an improv show based on stories by first generation Americans. She has been featured in videos for MTV, Fusion, CH2, and Clickhole, among others. Maritza studied history and fiction at NYU, and improv, sketch, and characters at UCB Theatre under Amber Petty, Kate Zelensky, Anthony Atamanuik, Ryan Karels, Abra Tabak, Brandon Scott Jones, Shannon O'Neill, Brandon Gardner, Billy Merritt, and Jackie Jennings. She is also a bookseller, sensitivity reader, and very occasional flautist.

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