Level 304: The Harold
In this upper level elective, you will learn all of the elements of the long form piece created by Del Close, The Harold. This classic structure is the form that theaters such as Improv Olympic and Upright Citizens Brigade were founded on. The class will focus on all elements of a successful Harold including openings, beat structure, group games, and how to use variety and texture to create a show that explores an idea that the group creates together. Prerequisites: Level 101 and Level 201.
- Dates: 7 Tuesdays, March 14 – April 25 (7-9pm) + 1 Student Showcase, Weekend of April 29/30 (Time TBD)
- Cost: $225.00
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Michael Harris has been the Artistic/Executive Director of BIG since 2010, and performs as a member of Evan the Loyal. He has performed at Improv and Comedy Festivals from NYC to Chicago and Philly to Austin. Michael has created/directed numerous BIG shows including: BIG’s Election Night Extravaganza & (Almost) Anyone Can Draw, both with Economist Cartoonist KAL; BIG’s Holiday Shows and Scripted, BIG’s Sketch Shows. He has taught BIG’s 100, 200 & 300 level classes as well as creating two new 300 level courses, and helping develop BIG’s residency curriculum for Young Audiences of Maryland. Michael has taught improv workshops for Johns Hopkins University & Hospital, Howard County Public Schools, and numerous local companies and non-profits. A member of the faculty at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in D.C., Michael has taught Improvisation, Commedia dell Arte, Voice & Movement, and various performance projects at the school. He has performed in plays at The Studio Theater, Signature Theater, and the Kennedy Center amongst other locations, and is a member of Actors’ Equity.