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301: Longform Improv - The Harold

  • Monkey Bottom 609 Trent Drive Durham, NC, 27705 United States (map)

In this class you’ll take a deep dive into the mother of all longform improv: The Harold.

Use the skills from 201’s “Game of the Scene” to create characters and worlds that combine to form a unified 25-minute longform improv piece. This class continues a focus on Game-driven scene work and introduces students to openings and group games. 

Pre-requisites: Enrollment in Mettlesome's 201: Game of the Scene is required for registration in this course. Contact hello<at> with any questions.

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NOTE: No class on Veteran's Day (11/12).

 photo by kevin patrick robbins.&nbsp;

photo by kevin patrick robbins.

Ashley Melzer is an improviser, writer, photographer, and filmmaker based in Durham, NC. Born in North Florida, she received her Bachelors in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California and then a Masters in Folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Her work has been featured in Indy WeekPaste MagazineeMusicThe Carrboro Citizen, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. From 2014-2016, she served Associate Producer of the NC Comedy Arts Festival and Associate Artistic Director at DSI Comedy. She's worked with Hopscotch, Moogfest, Groove Productions, Thornapple Films, Southern Cultures Journal, The Southern Oral History Program and more.

Ashley is a founding partner and stakeholder of Mettlesome. She directs Hush Hush, performs with Golden Age, and serves as executive producer of Clarified Butter. She also produced the sketch shows, Two Months In - An Original Sketch Comedy Revue and Bump in the Night - A Spooky Sketch Comedy Revue.

Ashley has studied with Aaron Jackson, Joey Price, Rachel Mason, Ben Rameaka, Paula Pazderka, Harrison Brookie and more. 

Follow along on Twitter: @ashleymelzer

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