Longform 401: Intro to Harold
Now it’s time to put everything you’ve learned together to perform the granddaddy of all longform improv formats: The Harold. The ensemble learns to create a rich, comedic world with strong characters in an entertaining half-hour set. This classic format, from which most others are derived, is performed regularly at such institutions as the iO Theatre in Chicago and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.
Not offered in the September-October term.
Eight weeks, three hours per class, two class shows. $240 (+HST).
Prerequisite: Longform 301
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Chris Hannay loves all types of improvised theatre, from games to narrative to slow comedy. He trained at Toronto’s Impatient Theatre Co. and Second City, Chicago’s iO Theater and The Annoyance, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade and Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre. He’s performed at festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and New York City. He’s directed two improv shows at the Ottawa Fringe Festival. He is a co-founder of the Improv Embassy.