Tuesday, 7-930 PM, Beginning 24th Oct, THE BACK PAGE
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Takeyour understanding of The Harold to the next level with a deeper exploration of the form, ensemble connection, stage performance, collaborative comedy and fresh approaches to the Harold itself. Understanding Harold is key to understanding all show formats. Students will leave with a greater understanding and ownership of Harold and long-form improv.
Prerequisite: MOB Harold course and instructor approval. Questions? Email email@example.com
CLASS LOCATION: The Back Page, 199 Phibsborough Rd, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, D07 A0X2
October 24th, Oct 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
** Class on Oct. 31st will be held at the MOB Office, 65 Crumlin Rd, Studio 2
** Students gain free admission to all MOB shows for the duration of the course.
** Pay half of the tuition now to enrol, and the rest four weeks after the start of the course. Students are responsible for 2nd half of the payment regardless of participation in the course.
** We are committed to maintaining personal safety in the MOB classroom and at shows. Enrolled students are expected to sign and adhere to our Code of Conduct. We reserve the right to drop students from the course who violate our Code of Conduct without refund.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Erin McGathy
Erin McGathy is an improviser, screenwriter and actor who has been teaching Improv since 2008. Erin first fell hard for Improv Comedy at 15 years old when she saw Comedy Sportz LA perform live; subsequently forming a High School Improv Ensemble (mortifyingly) named 'The Improv Allstars' which is still running today RBHS in San Diego. After High School, Erin dropped out of University (to the horror of her parents) to perform full-time at the FunHouse in San Diego: California's first long-form Improv theatre. In 2006, Erin moved to Los Angeles and to become a regular performer at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Comedy Sportz LA and the iO West Theatre. While in LA, she performed and wrote on several Sketch Shows, including the The Gentleman’s Club with Bob Odenkirk for the Second City, was a member of UCB and IO West house-Harold teams, originated the storytelling show turned podcast, This Feels Terrible and co-founded festival favourite, The Kind Strangers, a narrative improv show that specialises in improvising plays in the style of Tennessee Williams’. Erin has performed and taught improv comedy across North America and Europe, including the Second City Chicago, Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the UCB Theatre in NY, iO Chicago, Austin City Limits, Just For Laughs, SF Sketch Fest, SXSW, and the 2016-2018 Dublin and Edinburgh Fringes. She relocated to Dublin in 2016 and co-founded MOB Theatre Dublin in 2018, Her 2018 Improvised Play, Witches and Dogs, (directed by Craig Cackowski and Dave Pasquesi (TJ and Dave) was a critic and audience favourite at The Dublin Fringe Festival. TV credits include Community, Drunk History, Party Legends and HarmonQuest for Seeso. She is a current ensemble member of Dreamgun Film Reads and the Artistic Director of MOB Theatre Dublin and can be seen in the 2023 film, Apocalypse Clown with Natalie Palamides.