Improv 301 Sundays 3-6pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm
Start Date Jan 13, 2019, 3:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 14 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 9, 2019, 2:30pm
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 Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.




Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #230




Pam Murphy, teacher

Pam Murphy is a writer, actor, and comedian from New York. Pam performs every Tuesday at 7 with Tuesday Club at UCB Franklin. Pam's previous solo show, The C Word, was named The Best Solo Show of the Year by Time Out NY and nominated for an ECNY award.

Pam was a member of the long running team Death by Roo Roo and several house teams at the UCB Theatre in NY including Havana Clambake, Killebrew, Kill Your Darlings, DeCoster, and Standard Oil, and the UCB Maude Teams, Slow Burn and Arbuckle.

Pam has appeared on 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Key & Peele, Another Period, Angel from Hell, Welcome to Sweden, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Jeselnik Offensive, a slew of commercials and a ridiculous amount of internet videos. When not performing, Pamela spends her free time spoiling her skittish dog. That dog really loves her.

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