04 – The Harold

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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.

03 – Warm Ups

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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.

02 – Game – Playing the Game

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Now that everyone in the scene has identified the game, it’s time to have fun. This episode goes into the different approaches improvisors use when playing the game. Featuring interviews with Alex Dickson, Lydia Hensler, Sebastian Conelli, Devin Ritchie, Chris Scott, Lou Gonzalez, and Achilles Stamatelaky.

01 – Game – Framing and Justifications

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Identifying and playing the game of a scene is the foundation of long-form improv: the improvisors must agree on what’s fun about the scene before they can really explore that game. This episode explains the importance of two fundamental parts of game: framing the game and justifying weird behavior. Featuring interviews with Achilles Stamatelaky, Nicole Drespel, James Dwyer, Sebastian Conelli, Joey Price, Morgan Phillips, Lydia Hensler, Lily Du, and Bill DiPiero. Hosted by Curtis Retherford.