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Who is Harold?

Want to learn the mathematical structure that underpins the entire universe?

  • Starts 7 Mar
  • 350 euros
  • Q Factory

Available spots

Service Description

Taught by Lyndsay Hailey. When you sign-up for a course, you get free entry to our Friday shows and our Sunday workshops. That's a savings of €30 per week! The earlier you sign-up, the earlier you save! *If we do not have enough sign-ups a week before class starts, we will have to cancel and refund those who have already signed up. Harold is the creation of long-form improvisation founders Charna Halpern and Del Close out of iO Chicago. Charna and Del set out on a mission to make improvisation a stand-alone, viable art form, not just a tool for sketch comedy. The creation of Harold, iO’s world-renowned long-form structure, set that dream sailing. Harold is an organically occurring structure that underpins human behavior and provides improvisers with a framework. What emerges from the ensemble is a free-flowing, 20 to 30-minute improvised long form with bold characters, monologues, scenes, individual directorial moments, group work, physicality, and of course laughter. If done properly, Harold will take on the identity or “group mind” of the ensemble that lives within its bounds. Join me for an 8-week Harold immersion where we will take a deep dive and learn the structure of Harold. By the end of this course you will be on your feet running Harold as an ensemble with a new appreciation and love for a structure that can hold the imagination. Dazzle friends and family at your graduation show on April 26th!! Lyndsay Hailey is the co-author and first-ever emcee of Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live. During her residency (2017 - 2019) she was awarded ”Best Host in Las Vegas” for her role and the show has since expanded globally. Lyndsay is an alumnus of The Second City National Touring Company, The Deltones, and the iO Roadshow, with whom she toured the world performing and teaching improv, sketch comedy, and comedy writing. She starred in films including Close Quarters, Get Well Soon, and Uncle Kent 2, which won the Viewer's Choice Award at SXSW. Lyndsay is the CEO of Shoes Before Pants Productions which is slated to produce Lyndsay’s original feature film Sorostitute this fall of 2024. In addition to comedy, Lyndsay is a spiritual coach, a certified Kundalini yoga instructor, and the Founder of Presence Practice© an improv methodology that combines improv fundamentals with meditation and breath-work.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Q-Factory, Atlantisplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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