Intro to Sketch Writing - Starts Sun Oct 24 (3pm Eastern)

Sale price Price $240.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

  • 8 CLASSES OF 2 HOURS
  • SUNDAYS OCT 24, 31, NOV 7, 21, 28, DEC 5, 12, 19
    • Noon to 2:00pm (LA/Vancouver)
    • 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Toronto/NYC)
    • 8:00pm to 10:00pm (Dublin/London)
    • 9:00pm to 11:00pm (Paris/Berlin)
  • PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS, ALL TAXES INCL.
  • CLASS SIZE IS CAPPED AT 10 STUDENTS

DESCRIPTION

In this class, you'll learn how to turn funny ideas and into clear, original comedy sketches. You’ll learn how to write a clear script that showcases your funny ideas. You will learn a variety of types of sketch (premises, characters, parodies and more) and we'll watch and discuss relevant examples. Outside class, you’ll be responsible for writing one 3-5 page script per week, which we’ll read in a safe, supportive and fun table read the following week in class. 
  • How to identify playable sketch ideas
  • How to write a script that gets right to the fun
  • How to pitch ideas and discuss work in a supportive writers' room environment
  • How to rewrite and refine your sketches

TEACHER BIOS

DAMIAN CHADWICK has over 15 years’ experience writing, performing, directing and teaching at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. He was a founding team member of UCB’s sketch show Maude Night, and has taught over 90 classes at beginning through advanced sketch levels. He lives in New York City and is currently writing a TV pilot script about renegade hippies in Northern California. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Two scholarship spots are reserved in each class at Improv College for members of equity-seeking communities on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a spot in this class, simply select the Equity-Seeking option from the Registration drop-down menu.

MIDDLE- and LOW-INCOME NATIONS

To address the fact that different nations have different purchasing power, students from Middle- and Low-Income Nations may register at a lowered price. Simply select the Middle- and Low-Income Nation option from the Registration drop-down menu.

 

Image Description:

Text of "Intro to Sketch Writing with Damian Chadwick" in the top right on a blue background. Graphic on the right of Damian's picture, a white man with glasses and brown hair, framed by a red circle. Improv College logo at bottom left (a waving flag that reads Improv College on a pole with lines radiating outwards).