About the Workshop
The Harold is the oldest form in the longform canon, but it doesn’t have to be tired or predictable— nor should it!
In this workshop, we’ll experiment with ways to super-charge your Harolds and surprise your audience (and yourselves). We’ll use the space in creative ways, work on non-scenic group games, learn some stylized editing techniques, and develop a wider scope for second and third beat possibilities. Then we’ll put everything together, and discover how joyful, dynamic, and exciting our Harolds can be.
Suzi Barrett has been studying, performing, and teaching improv for 25 years. A student of io, The Second City, and UCB, she spent 3 years in Amsterdam performing with Boom Chicago before finally landing in LA. At UCB, she has taught all levels—including advanced study— and coached 6 Harold teams, many of which graduated to house team status. She’s also a member of the long-running house team Sentimental Lady, and co-produces / performs with Pretty Darn Queer. On the indie scene, she is half of the popular duo Elephants Gerald, and was the co-founder of LA’s indie training program Improv Bootcamp. Her TV credits include Drunk History, How I Met Your Mother, and Kirby Buckets, and she was a series regular on the half-improvised Disney sitcom Just Roll With It. You can catch her on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, the livestreams of Holy Shit Improv, or on TikTok @suzibear44.