Improv 301 Sundays 3:30-6:30pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Sundays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Mar 24, 2019, 3:30pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance May 14, 2019, 5:30pm
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 #223

CLASS FALLS ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Sarah Claspell, teacher

Sarah Claspell Sarah is an actress, writer and improvisor who has been studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 2006. She has been seen on Harold Night with the improv teams Dybbuk, Monstro & Cardinal Redbird, on Maude Night with the sketch teams High Treason, Neighbor Boy and The Get Go, and on the character team Characters Welcome. She currently performs with Cardinal Redbird on Tuesday nights at 11pm at UCB Franklin! Sarah also performs with the Asian superteam Voltron at the monthly showcase Asian AF.

Past shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (in both New York and Los Angeles) include Walter White's Amazing Blue Crystal Meth, A Harry Potter Musical!, This Is About Smith, Cool Show for Teen Girlz, Newsadoozies, The New York Talent Academy Showcase, The Macroscene, and many more.

Small screen writing and acting credits include Drunk History, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Tales of Titans, Vag Magazine and a whole slew of other shows and commercials.

Sarah moved to Los Angeles after sampling all the pizza in New York. She has trained with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is a member of the Loft Ensemble Theatre. Sarah is obsessed with all things cute and runs the website wellthatsadorable.com

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