Improv 301 Saturdays 3-6pm

Improv 301: Harold Structure

Prerequisites Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.
Scheduled Saturdays 3-6pm
Start Date Jan 25, 2020, 3:00pm
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 15, 2020, 1:30pm
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
All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.   

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #223

Susannah Becket, teacher

Susannah Becket Susannah Becket is a writer and actor in Los Angeles, currently performing on Monday nights with The Smokes.

Before that, she was a member of UCBLA Harold teams Panama and The Galleria and the UCBNY Harold teams Beverly Hills, Killebrew and Havana Clambake. While in New York, she performed in the UCBT shows "Now That's What I Call Rogue Elephant!," "Up Late! With Lord Voldemort," "Flux Capacitor," "Sketch Cram," and "Found on Craigslist." She also appeared in a (now-classic) promotional video for a department store, filmed when she was five. She's a member emeritus of the independent improv group Rogue Elephant, and with them performed all over NYC, at the Improv Olympic in Chicago, and at a private boarding school in Philadelphia.

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