Improv 301 Wednesdays 12-3pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Wednesdays 12-3pm
Start Date Jan 15, 2020, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 8, 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

Patrick Clair, teacher

Patrick Clair Patrick Clair is a writer, performer, and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He's been at the theater for over a decade and has improvised in and written sketches for countless shows. Patrick was a staff writer for the first two seasons of Live From Here with Chris Thile, a weekly variety show on public radio. You can see him on stage when he sits in with Teacher Feature at UCB Hells Kitchen.

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