Level 4: The Harold

The Harold

In Level 4, students will put all of the knowledge and skills obtained in the previous levels to work on stage as they form a full-fledged Harold team.  In 8 weekly sessions, students will experiment with different openings and group games, heighten their scene work across three beats, play with various themes and editing techniques, and develop as a cohesive ensemble performing the classic longform format:  The Harold.

This class culminates in a showcase performance, where students demonstrate what they’ve learned before a supportive audience of family, friends, and fellow improvisers.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:

  • Form a cohesive ensemble team with their classmates.
  • Generate multiple ideas, characters, and themes from a single audience suggestion.
  • Establish strong foundational scenes upon which to build an entire show.
  • Effectively utilize group games as transitions and connections.
  • Heighten scenes using time-, location-, and theme-based jumps.
  • Create multiple realized worlds and explore the connections between them.
  • Perform a full-length improvised Harold.

Class details

  • Length:  8 weeks, 2½-hour weekly sessions
  • Price:  $240 (no refunds)
  • Prerequisite:  Level 3 or instructor approval
  • Age restrictions:  18+
  • Enrollment:  6 minimum, 14 maximum

Upcoming classes

2021 Regular Session 4

  • Enroll Now!  (enrollment closes at 11:30pm on August 30, or when all spaces are filled)
  • Dates:  September 2-October 21
  • Day/Time:  Thursdays, 6pm-8:30pm
  • Student Showcase:  Saturday, October 23, 8pm
  • Instructor:  Justin Kavanagh

2021 Regular Session 5

Dates, times, and instructors are subject to change.  Enrollment for this class opens on September 20, 2021.

  • Dates:  October 31-December 19
  • Day/Time:  Sundays, 12pm-2:30pm
  • Student Showcase:  Saturday, December 18, 8pm
  • Instructor:  TBD