Level 4 – Advanced Scenework and LONG-FORM STRUCTURE
Dates: April 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, June 4th, 11th
Time: Tuesdays, 19:45 – 22:15
Location: ICC Theatre, Frederiksholms Kanal 2, København
Teacher: Sarah McGillion
The ‘Harold’ is seen as the definitive form in ‘Long-form’ Improv because it requires the most skill from Improvisors who perform it. Level 4 is where you will learn the fundamentals of the Harold structure and how to incorporate the scene work of the previous levels to create amazing unrehearsed theatre.
What will I learn?
The ‘Harold’ is a very specific structure – in fact, the most successful TV sitcoms of the past 30 years have all been based on it. You will learn how and why this structure works so well for comedy, and then you will learn how to do it with your team.
What will I do in this class?
You will apply all the skills you have acquired so far and combine them working closely with your team to create the show format called the ‘Harold’. This includes how to open a show, monologues, 2 and 3-person scenes, mapping, call-backs, tag runs, edits, group games, heightening and the show’s comedic climax.
Who can take this class?
Level 4 is only available as a continuation from the Level 3 course and therefore has the same age requirements (minimum 18 years).
How long is this class?
Level 4 is a 7-week course with each session lasting 2.5 hours.
What do I need to bring?
All you need to bring with you is clothing that you can move easily in, and notepad and pen to take down the gems of knowledge from your teacher, and an open mind.
Will there be a performance?
There will be a performance at the end of the course which will be to an invited audience of fellow improvisors and your family and friends.
Why is this class important?
If you can perform a Harold, you can perform pretty much any other type of long-form Improv. With this under your belt you will be consistently able to produce hilarious team shows that are unique every time.
Sarah McGillion has been regularly performing improv comedy at the ICC since May 2016. She has a background in theatre since the age of four, training with The Young People’s Theatre in Dublin, the Gaeity School of Acting, and the Irish Film Academy. Sarah has completed practical and theoretical drama examinations, as well as competing in national competitions in Ireland for acting and poetry. More recently, Sarah has trained and performed at improv festivals across Europe (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Oslo, Tampere); The US ( Los Angeles,New York); and Australia (Melbourne, Sydney), from where she brings extensive experience, both from the various different schools of improv taught, and also the many stages on which she has performed. Sarah performs with the narrative improv team Murder of Crows, and runs the weekly ICC Short Form shows.