January 15 - February 12
Intro to the Harold
Five in-person classes on Saturdays. Graduation show February 26.


About the Class

Price: $295

When: Saturdays, January 15 - February 12, 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Graduation Show: February 26 (afternoon) at the DC Improv

Prerequisite: At least one advanced improv class or permission of the instructor and principal. Students for this class also must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination (such as a completed vaccination card) at the start of the first session.

Please Note: All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.

Spotlight: Building off skills gained in ensemble development and scene work from earlier improv training, this class focuses on the creation of the long-form improv style developed by Del Close. With particular attention to recognizing organic opportunities in the moment, students will learn how to create believable characters, discover themes, and make scenic connections in the moment. Students will learn to explore the signature elements (openings, scenic beats, edits, character pulls, & group games) that bring together this dynamic structure. Prerequisite: Beginning Improv and Level 2 Improv, or permission from the instructor.  


About the Instructor

Chris Ulrich (official website) teaches classes in beginning improv, advanced short-form improv and long-form improv. He has been performing since 2003. Currently, Chris performs regularly in a number of Improv troupes including Jive Turkey, Nox, and King Bee. He has studied improvisational comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theater in New York, Improv Olympic and Annoyance Theater in Chicago and Los Angeles, and at the Washington Improv Theater and DC Improv in Washington. Also, he has coached and led workshops for Improv troupes in the DC area.

Chris was a cast member in the DC based comedy pilot, Capital Gym, which was entered in the 2009 NexTV Pilot Competition and has appeared on the Food Network's "Dinner Impossible" with Chef Robert Irvine. He also serves as a consultant to Edelman Public Relations as part of its creative content team, leading creative strategy sessions to encourage new ways of thinking for Edelman client accounts.

In addition to Improv training, Chris is the founder of CU in the Moment LLC, a company with a multi-disciplined approach to educating clients about body language, personal confidence, and presentation skills. He is a media consultant who can frequently be seen on CNN, MSNBC, "Dr. Oz," Headline News, "Dr. Drew," "Nancy Grace," Washington’s USA Channel 9, and "Let's Talk Live," where he educates viewers about non-verbal communication issues. Along with his work at CU in the Moment, Ulrich is a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute. He trains executives, salespeople, government staffers, lobbyists, and small business entrepreneurs to use new body language to transform their executive presence.