Improv 301 Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Start Date||Dec 9, 2019, 11:00am|
|Price||$450 + Fees|
|Class Size||16 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Performance||Dec 22, 2019, 2:30pm|
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.
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!, Conan, Key & Peele, and in various national commercials. Other UCBTLA credits include Thirty:30, Comedy Death-Ray, CDR Sketch, Quick and Funny Musicals,and Sketch Cram.
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