Advanced Format: Advanced Harold with Jordana Mishory
Dive deep into the mother of all formats.
Take your Harold skills to the next level.
We all know the Harold: opening, three beats, group games. This class seeks to help participants develop a deeper understanding of the format, perform better scenes within each section of the format, and learn how to maximize playtime.
Focus areas include really digging down into the deals and dynamics of characters in the first beats; strong and clear second beat initiations that serve as launching pads for scenes that follow the fun in new and exciting ways; and multi-level group games.
The eight-week class will feel more like being part of a two-month Harold team, with lessons tailored to coach specific areas where the group is struggling. Participants should come in with a basic understanding of the Harold format and a desire for targeted feedback.
When Jordana Mishory met improv, it was love at first sight. Like, eyes-bulging, tiny-hearts-floating-around-your-head, ready-to-commit-for-life love at first sight. More than six years later, the attraction is still going strong.
During the day, Jordana works as WIT’s operations manager. At night, Jordana teaches Harold and Ensemble classes at WIT and performs with House Ensemble Love Onion. She also plays with subversive artists Jos. A. Banksy, science-minded improvisers in The Hypothesis, and all-female super group Sweater Kittens. She was a cast member of WIT’s POTUS Among Us 2016 and previously played with long-time indie stalwarts Cake Bagel. In her free time, Jordana serves on the District Improv Board.
She has performed at festivals across the country including the Del Close Marathon and the Chicago Improv Festival. Jordana completed the WIT curriculum and trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. She has spent enough money on workshops over the years to presumably purchase her own private island. (She assumes, having no idea how much private islands cost).
Jordana is a strong advocate of side-coaching with an intense focus on believable emotions and strong deals. She is a stronger advocate of having the most fun you’ve ever had in your entire life while on stage. She spends most of her time in scenes trying not to giggle at her hilarious troupemates.