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Congratulations, your stand alone scenes are refined! Now it's time to learn how to connect scenes meaningfully in the Harold, the standard improv format of the Improv Conspiracy.

You'll learn how to perform and draw information from openings, which are the tools that allow us to expand a single suggestion into 30 minutes of material.

Once we have first beats down, we'll work on ways to bring themes, games and characters back in our second and third beats.

We'll briefly touch on group games, and get you ready to perform your first Harold in front of an audience!

Course Prerequisites
Please to determine eligibility
Course Duration
8 Sessions Per Term
Graduation Performance(s)
1 Per Term
Free Theatre Tickets


  • 4 student tickets to shows
  • 2 student jam passes
Pass / Repeat Evaluations
You will be evaluated by your instructor – based on your attendance and mastery of the course content
Course Fees

$575 Full / $525 Concession


What students are saying about this course level

"The format of the Level 4 workshop was great! The Harold seemed like a scary beast at the start of the term but by the end of it, I felt confident in my ability to understand and perform the structure – and enjoy playing in it!"

Jeanne-Clare S.
Performance 101: The Harold – Scene Work Student

"The Level 4 syllabus at TIC is a great intro to the complex form that is the Harold. We learnt not only the structure of the show, but also common styles and reliable techniques to create a cohesive, impressive performance!"

Kieran B.
Performance 101: The Harold – Scene Work Student

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