CLASS DESCRIPTION: Learn the long-form improvisation structure known as "The Harold," as developed by Del Close. "The Harold" is the “OG” long-form and the gateway to all other long-form formats. Learn how to improvise a complete show with a single suggestion in a fun and supportive environment. Understanding the "Harold" will make you a better improviser, boost your comedy writing skills as well as build your confidence as a comedic performer.
Prerequisite: MOB LEVEL 1,2 and 3 Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: Tuesdays, 7-930 PM, May 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
** Students will receive a 'Student Card' which will grant 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 a refund.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Erin McGathy
Erin McGathy has been teaching Improv since 2008. She began performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Los Angeles and the iO West Theatre in 2006. Whilst in LA, she performed and wrote on several UCB Sketch Shows, as well as The Gentleman’s Club with Bob Odenkirk for the Second City, was on UCB and IO West Harold and repertory teams, and also co-founded the lauded Improvised Tennessee Williams’ team, The Kind Strangers. Erin has performed and taught across the states and Europe, including at the Second City in Chicago, Boom Chicago, the UCB Theatre in NY, iO Chicago, Austin City Limits, SF Sketch Fest and SXSW, and the 2016-2018 Dublin and Edinburgh Fringes. Her 2018 Improvised Play, Witches and Dogs, (directed by Craig Cackowski) was an 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.