IMPROV 501 - Nov 04, 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 14 students. Sold out.
Registration:This class is sold out.
Start Date:Monday, November 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Pre-Requisite:Successful completion of IMPROV 401 or pre-approval.

Expand your vocabulary of longform technique as taught and performed in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Fully understand the options for 2nd beats beyond game, the use of tag outs & walk-ons, edits (sweeps, transformations, swinging doors) for function and art, scene painting and more to heighten and clarify your work in Harold.

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


This IMPROV 501 runs 6 weeks for 2 hours, 7-9pm.

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Class Dates and Times*

Mon, Nov 04, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 7:00 pm
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Dec 09, 2013 7:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 7:00 pm

* 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.