Improv 301 Mondays 11am-2pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Mondays 11am-2pm
Start Date Feb 25, 2019, 11:00am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Apr 19, 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 #233

Drew DiFonzo Marks, teacher

Drew DiFonzo Marks Drew DiFonzo Marks is a writer, actor, and improviser in LA.

He has been on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Comedy Bang! Bang!, HBO's Funny or Die Presents, Fox's "ADHD", Comedy Central's Reno911!, and alot of dumb commercials. He is the co-creator, producer, and writer of the web-series "2Bed/1Bath" with over 1 million views.

He has been with UCB since 2003 and is on the teaching faculty. He is the former Artistic Director of the UCB Los Angeles. He took a year abroad to go write/perform at the 'Boom Chicago' comedy theatre in Amsterdam.

He performs improv every Thursday at 11 with his team "Last Day of School" doing the Text Message Show.

He is the author of the parody book "How to be the Greatest Improviser in the Universe".

That and everything else he's made is here: http://www.drewdifonzomarks.com

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