This two-day workshop will tackle a variety of advanced concepts. In day one, we’ll apply the UCB philosophy of “game” to your Harolds. You’ll learn how to pull games from your opening and apply them to your first beats; you’ll also learn how to initiate second beats that follow game rather than plot. Learn the difference between analogous games and time-dash games, and practice choosing the one that best serves your harold.
On day two, we’ll focus less on two-person scenes, and more on group work. We’ll give your group games a face lift by exploring a world of different group game varieties, and deepen your Harolds with organic edits. With remaining time, we’ll discuss and play with other advanced forms.
Suzi Barrett has been studying/performing/teaching improv for 13 years. She began in Chicago, as a student of The Second City and ImprovOlympic, and is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade training center in L.A. (where she currently teaches). Suzi spent three years as a member of the famed Boom Chicago sketch and improv ensemble in Amsterdam, and toured most of Europe with their touring company. She currently lives in L.A., where she plays with the UCB house team Sentimental Lady and the acclaimed two-person improv team Elephants Gerald, and frequently appears with Gravid Water, Soundtrack, and UCB’s improvised musical: Diamond Lion. She is a member of the UCB national touring company, has appeared in over 30 national commercials, and writes for Funny or Die and ABC’s Wipeout. Oh, and she has a dog named Huckle.