Improv 301 Sundays 11am-2pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Sundays 11am-2pm
Start Date Oct 6, 2019, 11:00am
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Dec 2, 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
Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #231

All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee. 



Oscar Montoya, teacher

Oscar Montoya Oscar Montoya is an actor, comedian, and hip hop dancer living in Los Angeles. He was born in a small town in Colombia and lived in New York for a spell, where he was a performer and a faculty member in both the Magnet Theater and The People's Improv Theater. Oscar has appeared in several national commercials (Lowe's, Pizza Hut, Cheerios) and various videos for College Humor, MTVOther and Buzzfeed. Oscar currently performs at UCB with Skyjammer, a freestyle rap improv team, and on Harold night. He is also a performer and director for the arts education and media company Story Pirates.

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