Improv 301 Tues. & Thurs. 2:30-5:30pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Tues. & Thurs. 2:30-5:30pm
Start Date Jan 8, 2019, 2:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 14 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 1, 2019, 5:00pm
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 Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.


Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #234

Brandon Gardner, teacher

Brandon is a writer, performer, stage director and improv teacher in Los Angeles after 10 years doing all those things in New York.

Brandon is a member of the UCB TourCo All-Stars with whom he occasionally performs and teaches workshops across the country.

Brandon has been an instructor at UCB since 2009 and has taught workshops in improvisation at theaters and Universities around the world.

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