Improv 301 Mondays and Wednesdays 3-6pm
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Scheduled||Mondays and Wednesdays 3-6pm|
|Start Date||May 4, 2020, 3:00pm|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Jun 3, 2020, 6:00pm|
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 May 25.
Erik Tanouye, teacher
Erik Tanouye is a half-Japanese comedian who can be seen every Saturday night performing with The Curfew at the UCB Theatre in Hell's Kitchen.
He was a creative consultant for Netflix's The Characters: Natasha Rothwell episode, as well as the writer of the viral satire video "BP Spills Coffee." He has also worked on videos and series for Nerdist, IFC, and Comedy Central, and appeared on Earwolf's podcast "WOMP It Up!" as Nathan Ponsor.
He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form (songlyricsinchartform.tumblr.com) which is now available as a book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997067802
He has been writing and performing at the UCB Theatre since 2002, and teaching at the Training Center for over a decade.
He lives in Manhattan.