The Invocation is an opening developed by Del Close for the Harold. In this episode, Will Hines and Achilles Stamatelaky convince me of the merits of The Invocation. Hosted by Curtis Retherford.
In episode 05 – Openings, I mentioned the Greg Wheel of Openings, which we used to randomly select an opening at the beginning of each show. Here are the slots I designed for the Greg Wheel of Openings. Each slot was printed out and placed in a carnival wheel.
And here we are taking the wheel for its first spin:
After a team gets a suggestion, they typically do an opening of some sort to generate the ideas they will explore within a Harold. This episode focuses a couple specific openings and on openings in general. Featuring Jessica Morgan, Jesse Lee, Nicole Drespel, Jenny St. Angelo, Achilles Stamatelaky, and Devin Ritchie. Hosted by Curtis Retherford.
The Harold is one of the fundamental longform improv structures, but it isn’t easy, at least at first. But once it’s mastered, it is a framework that gives an extraordinary amount of flexibility. This episode focuses on the Harold as a whole: subsequent episodes will go through each particular section. Featuring Will Hines, Kevin Hines, Joey Price, Lydia Hensler, and Nicole Drespel. Hosted by Curtis Retherford.
The next several episodes will focus on the Harold, one piece at a time. This episode focuses on what happens before the Harold, either at the beginning of practice or right before a show: Warm Ups. Featuring interviews with Devin Ritchie, Chris Scott, Sebastian Conelli, Johnna Scrabis, Achilles Stamatelaky, Jessica Morgan, Molly Thomas, Jesse Lee, Kelsey Bailey, Joey Price, Bill DiPiero, Morgan Phillips, and Jenny St. Angelo. Hosted by Curtis Retherford.