IMPROV 501: Harold
Learn Harold, the most widely performed improv format. From organic openings, second and third beats and group scenes, students learn the structure that makes Harold the standard for every longform. Be prepared to learn a strict foundation.
We suggest reading Truth in Comedy before taking this class.
FREE Show Admission while enrolled. Class runs for 2.5 hours each week with optional office hours after class as available.
Prerequisite: Improv 401
- Thursday, May 4th @ 7PM
- Thursday, May 11th @ 7PM
- Thursday, May 18th @ 7PM
- Thursday, May 25th @ 7PM
- Thursday, June 1st @ 7PM
- Thursday, June 8th @ 7PM
Showcase Show: Tuesday, June 13th @ 7:00PM
Instructor: Zach Ward
Chapel Hill native and proud Carolina graduate, Zach Ward has been performing and directing comedy for over 20 years.
Zach owns DSI where he serves as Executive Producer. He serves as Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. In the world of comedy, Zach has been employed by ImprovBoston (Managing Director), the Chicago Improv Festival (Associate Producer), Toronto Improv Festival (Producer), Richmond Improv Festival (Producer) and ComedySportz Chicago.
Zach has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for his performance with DUAL EXHAUST (Critic's Choice, INDY PICK, Top 10 "Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade") and THE BEATBOX (Critic's Choice, Best Bet, "Top 5 Latenight Shows in Chicago"). Zach can currently be seen performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT and on the road at theaters around the country.
Zach has studied the art of improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (ImprovOlympic), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches.
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