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301: Longform Improv - The Harold

  • Okay Alright 401 West Geer Street Durham, NC, 27701 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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Jack Reitz is an actor, writer, and improvisor based Durham, NC. He has been studying improv since 2004, first with the DSI Comedy theater in Chapel Hill, NC, and then with the UCB Theater and The Magnet Theater in NYC. 

Jack has appeared on stage in Durham, Chicago, and NYC and in various film work including spots for MTV. For the past five year he has toured nationally and internationally as part of Catharsis Productions' show "Sex Signals," which uses scripted and improvisational comedy to address issues of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses. He is currently the host of Our State Magazine's Secrets of the Triad Series.

Jack Reitz is a founding stakeholder of Mettlesome and recently directed Two Months In - An Original Sketch Comedy Revue and Bump in the Night - A Spooky Sketch Comedy Revue. He directs the show Golden Age and can be seen performing with Hush Hush. 

Jack has studied with Will Hines, T. J. Jagadowski, Lydia Hensler, Brandon Scott Jones, Rick Andrews, Jeris Donovan, and Paula Pazderka.

Earlier Event: October 9
201: Game of the Scene
Later Event: October 28
201: Game of the Scene