(7390) Sketch 101 Wednesdays 11am-2pm Emily Altman
Sketch 101: Sketch Comedy Writing
- Wednesdays 11am-2pm
- Start Date
- Wed July 18, 2012, 11:00am EDT
This course is an introduction to the UCB philosophy on sketch comedy, specifically using "the game" to write short comedic scenes. Each week students will engage in writing exercises that will explore different sketch formats. Students will be exposed to different methods for turning funny ideas into even funnier written sketches. Students will leave the class with an understanding of popular sketch formats and a portfolio of writing.
No prior sketch writing experience is necessary -- the only requirement for this class is a desire to write and learn. Students should be prepared to work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class. Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course.
Class Size: 12 Students
Emily Altman, Teacher
Emily has also written and performed in dozens of shows in New York City and elsewhere, with her independent sketch teams "Gentleman Caller" and "Kathy and Emily" (with fellow UCB writer Kathy Salerno).
Emily is a proud graduate of Smith College and Columbia University. When not writing or performing, Emily can be found teaching Italian at the State University of New York: F.I.T , doing the clichÃ¨d â€œItalian Professor by day, Sketch Comedienne by Nightâ€ thing.
For more information, check out www.emilyaltman.com
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