Improv to Improve

Intro To Long Form Improv!

Last month, the longtime Milwaukee-based improv troupe Homegrown Electric Circus said it had performed its last show. But Milwaukee continues to have a vibrant improvisational comedy scene. For instance:

Even with all that, Milwaukee Comedy recognizes an appetite for more Milwaukeeans to study improv, so it has been offering workshops, including a session at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 14.

The class is $10 ond focuses on the long-form improv style known as the Harold. It's taught by Amanda Eaton, a member of the Sketch Marks comedy troupe as well as The Improvised Musical and Bye Bye Liver

From the class description: 

"Character and scene work will be a focus while building on the structure. A Harold is a style of long form improv originally developed by Del Close. In his book, Truth in Comedy, (co-written by Charna Halpern), describes a "training wheels Harold" as three acts (or "beats"), each with three scenes and a group segment. With each beat, the three scenes return. By the end of the piece, the three scenes have converged."

Click here for more information and to enroll.

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