Improv 301 Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm
Start Date Mar 17, 2019, 11:30am
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 11, 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 #225

CLASS FALLS ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21





Monika Smith, teacher

Monika Smith Monika Smith is an actor and writer from Canada who modeled internationally for years until realizing she liked smiling and eating. That's the only bit in her bio. Monika was a member of the harold teams: Galleria, Lincoln's Bedroom, Hugboat, and Elroy, and was a writer/performer on the maude team Hot Mess.  At UCB she's also performed in The Improv All Stars, Asssscat 3000, Harold Night, Maude Night, Rough Cut, Other People's Stuff, Sketch Cram, Gelmania, Dirtiest Sketch, Prom Night, Comedy For Lovers, Quick 'N Dirty Musical, Cagematch, and many more shows.  She got her start performing with The Second City Touring Company in Toronto, and has been fortunate to perform improv for years at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre LA & New York, The Second City L.A. & Chicago, Chicago Improv Festival, iO Chicago, iO West, Del Close Marathon, Annoyance, improv festivals across America and more. You can catch her performing in different theaters and indie nights across L.A. with a number of teams including her one woman improv show Smith.Some recent credits include: Blunt Talk, Wanna See A Dead Body?, Who Gets The Last Laugh?, Newsreaders, Newsroom, The Joe Schmo Show, Two And a Half Men, UCB's Inside The Master Class, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Disaster Date, Players, and in sketches on The Tonight Show, Conan, and Arsenio and over ten unseen network pilots.

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