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.


During the day, Jordana works as WIT’s operations director. At night, Jordana teaches advanced classes at WIT and performs with WIT Ensembles Uncle Gorgeous and The Hypothesis, and indie teams Jos. A. Banksy, Schtick, Schtick… BOOM!, and 2023 FIST champs Moonstruck 2.

Jordana was also a cast member in The Heist, an improvised drama about a bank robbery gone wrong, as well as WIT’s POTUS Among Us 2016. She previously played with long-time indie stalwarts Cake Bagel, duo Galbraith & Mishory, and WIT Ensemble Love Onion. Jordana directed Hellcat from 2017-2019.

She has performed at festivals across the country including the Del Close Marathon and the Chicago Improv Festival — as well as at The Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage New Play Festival. Jordana completed the curricula at WIT and the World’s Greatest Improv School, training extensively with Will Hines and Alex Berg. She also 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.

Permission from the Education Manager after completing Level 5: Harold
Description Location Price Faculty Additional Faculty Registration Link
In-person classes -Summer 2024 elective
Advanced Harold with Jordana Mishory

7PM - 9:30PM (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
Showcase: Saturday, August 17: 1PM block @ Sitar Arts Center

Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Rd NW


Jordana Mishory