Improv 301 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jan 16, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 10, 2019, 4:00pm
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 #232




Todd Fasen, teacher

Todd Fasen has been performing since his days in preschool when he was cast as the role of Max in his preschool graduation production of Where The Wild Things Are. In 2000 he began improvising as a member of the Vassar College improv troupe boringly named Improv. Todd studied improv at both UCBTLA and IO West. He currently performs weekly at UCBTLA with the house teams Convoy and Sentimental Lady. He is a teacher at UCBTLA as well as a member of the UCB Tour Co. Todd had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed FX SeriesTerriers, and co-created and starred in a pilot for Comedy Central. He has also appeared on Reno 911!ConanKey & Peele, and in various national commercials. Other UCBTLA credits include Thirty:30, Comedy Death-RayCDR SketchQuick and Funny Musicals,and Sketch Cram.

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