Level 3: Elements of Longform with Rachel Andelman

Saturdays 11:30a-2p; 6/10-7/29
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Level 3: Elements of Longform

This course introduces students to the skills and techniques involved in creating a cohesive and engaging longform improv performance. They will study making external support moves to heighten and explore comedic ideas, using previous scenes to inspire new ones, and developing their show memory. The course also introduces students to the classic longform structure known as The Harold. Students should leave this course feeling comfortable performing a complete, uninterrupted 25-minute longform show.


Completion of Union Comedy Level 2 unless otherwise approved. Please email Pat at pkearnan@unioncomedy.com for approval information. 



Course Location:

593 Somerville Ave

Somerville, MA 02143

Course Sessions:

Sat June 10 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat June 17 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat June 24 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat July 1 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat July 8 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat July 15 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat July 22 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat July 29 11:30am-2:00pm

Sat August 5 @ 1:00pm (Grad Show)

Instructor Bio:

Rachel has been doing improv since 2010. Since then, she has been lucky to appear on many resident casts at ImprovBoston, including several Harold teams and Face Off. With the independent cast Magic: The Gathering: The Show, she has performed in cities across the country. She began coaching in 2014, and has since directed shows, resident casts, and independent troupes selected for seasonal residencies at Indie Exposure. Additionally, she hosted and produced ImprovBoston's Cagematch for two years. She has been an instructor at the ImprovBoston Comedy School since 2018, where she has taught both in-person and online classes.