Improv 301 ONLINE Tues & Fri noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET
Improv 301: Harold Structure
|Prerequisites||Must have received written notice that you have successfully completed Improv 201.|
|Scheduled||ONLINE Tues & Fri noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET|
|Start Date||Feb 23, 2021, 12:00pm|
|Class Size||12 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 2 hours each|
|Performance||Mar 23, 2021, 1:00pm|
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
4) Second and third beats (returning to scenes later in
Course meets for 8 sessions, each 2 hours long.
you have successfully completed Improv 201. ONLY if 10 days have passed
since your last class and you have not received this
information, please email Lindsay Lefler at [email protected].
online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct
live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.
Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:
NOTE: CLASS MEETS AT PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST)
GRAD SHOW: Tuesday, March 23 1pm PT/4pm ET
Ari Voukydis, teacher
Ari Voukydis has been performing with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since before you were born, and has been teaching there for over 15 years.
An award-winning writer of funny things, Ari has performed thousands of hours of comedy, some of it good, from LA to London. He has written for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, BuzzFeed, GQ, Esquire, SPY, and Entertainment Weekly and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, and about a thousand VH-1 pop culture shows like The Best Week Ever and All Access.
Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last sketch show, Loft, ran at UCB NY for a year and was a Time Out New York Critic's Pick. Their comedy short "Small World" was directed by John Landis and featured on The Tonight Show. They have produced several comedy shorts and pilots, and have won an award or two for screenwriting.
Ari spent 11 years on Harold Night house teams, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let's Have a Ball, and Wicked F***in' Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry.
Ari lives in Los Angeles with his wife and comedy partner Betsy Stover. When plague stalkers not the land, they co-host "Teacher’s Lounge: The UCB Faculty Show" at UCB Sunset. They have three very loud sons.
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