Starts Sunday, October 6 @ 3PM

  • 6 Class Meetings
  • 2 class recitals
  • Max class size: 12
  • Must have completed Levels 1, 2 and 3

The infamous Harold is one of the most fundamental formats for learning and understanding long form improvisation. Developed and cultivated in Chicago by the improv guru Del Close, it continues to be an institutional standard around the country as well as one of the most difficult formats to master. This 6 weeks course will deep dive into The Harold and focus on ensemble based improvisation, group mind, identifying patterns, and organic scenework. The goal of the class is to develop a group that will continue to work and rehearse The Harold after the class ends in efforts to create an official Theatre 99 team. If you have the desire to learn forms and practice and rehearse with a team, this class is for you.


A native son of Charleston, Henry started working at Theatre 99 in 2003 taking tickets and saving The Bottom Line sketch comedy shows from disastrous prop malfunctions. He started improvising with the company in 2004 and is a regular performer in the Friday and Saturday night shows at Theatre 99 as well as Nameless Numberhead, HAMPS and many more.

Henry spent 6 years in Chicago, IL studying comedy, theatre, and music at training centers such as The Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, and The Second City. Henry has played on 4 house teams at iO Chicago, 2 ensemble revues with The Second City training center, and with the legendary independent improv team Gentleman’s Falcon- caww! As founding member of The New Colony theatre company, he helped devise and create new theatrical works using improvisation to create their scripts. The show That Sordid Little Storyearned Henry and his co-writers a Non-Equity Jeff Award for “Best Incidental Music in 2011”.

Class Schedule:

Sunday, October 6 @ 3PM

Sunday, October 13 @ 3PM

Sunday, October 20 @ 3PM

Sunday, October 27 @ 3PM

Sunday, November 3 @ 3PM

Sunday, November 10 @ 3PM

Wednesday, November 13 @ 6:30 PM Recital