IMPROV 501 - Sep 23, 2013 - Zach Ward

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IMPROV 501: Harold, Advanced Techniques

Regular Fee:$195.00
Student Fee:$150.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 12 students. Sold out.
Registration:This class is sold out.
Start Date:Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Pre-Requisite:Successful completion of IMPROV 401 or pre-approval.

DSI will expand your vocabulary of longform technique as taught and performed in Chicago and New York. Fully understand beats, tag outs, edits, transformations, swinging doors, scene painting and more to heighten and clarify Harold.

Learn "The Spread" to go deeper into the world of the characters you create so you can make more powerful connections with your scenes and Harold.

STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR 501 ONLY WITH PERMISSION FROM INSTRUCTOR. Class runs 6 weeks for two and half hours.

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Class Dates and Times*

Mon, Sep 23, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Zach Ward

Zach Ward

Chapel Hill native and proud Carolina graduate, Zach Ward has been performing and directing comedy for over 20 years.

Zach owns DSI where he serves as Executive Producer. He serves as Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. In the world of comedy, Zach has been employed by ImprovBoston (Managing Director), the Chicago Improv Festival (Associate Producer), Toronto Improv Festival (Producer), Richmond Improv Festival (Producer) and ComedySportz Chicago.

Zach has received critical acclaim from the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Tribune for his performance with DUAL EXHAUST (Critic's Choice, INDY PICK, Top 10 "Most Influential Comedy Duos of the Past Decade") and THE BEATBOX (Critic's Choice, Best Bet, "Top 5 Latenight Shows in Chicago"). Zach can currently be seen performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT and on the road at theaters around the country.

Zach has studied the art of improvisation with Todd Stashwick (Burn Mahattan), Mick Napier and Susan Messing (Annoyance), Bob Dassie, Craig Cackowski and TJ Jagodowski (ImprovOlympic), Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Michael Gelman (Second City), and with every student he teaches.

Student Feedback:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:43am, October 13, 2009
Zach Ward is beautiful like the night, cradling the young day in his arms.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.