(7436) Advanced Study Writing Sundays 3:15-6:15pm Erik Tanouye
Advanced Study Writing: Writing a Sketch Show
- Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
- Sundays 3:15-6:15pm
- Start Date
- Sun August 5, 2012, 3:15pm EDT
Students in this class will work together to write an original sketch show. Students will be held to weekly deadlines in order to generate material to be featured in the show. Students will also get the experience of generating material collaboratively with others.
Students will be expected to devote time to writing and rewriting material outside of class. Students will also get the experience of rehearsing, blocking, and producing sketches for the stage.
The culmination of Advanced Study Writing will be the performance of a sketch show comprised of student-generated material.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will be writing for a predetermined cast, not for themselves. The focus of the class is on writing, rewriting and producing sketches for the stage.
Advanced Study Writing also includes a mandatory Tech Rehearsal before the final performance. Students must be available to attend the Tech Rehearsal
In order to participate in the show and pass the course. Please check to make sure that you available for the tech rehearsal before signing up for the course.
Students must bring a sketch to the FIRST session of class. This sketch should be no longer than four pages. This first sketch should be written utilizing the concept of the "Game of the Scene," taught in Sketch 101 and Sketch 201. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.
Students will be required to see two scripted shows at the UCB Theatre before the end of the course.
Class Size: Varies.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THE REFUND POLICY FOR THESE CLASSES HAS CHANGED. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS STARTING 24 HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION (OR A FULL BUSINESS DAY FOR WEEKEND CLASSES).
The Tech Rehearsal for this class will be Tuesday night Oct 2nd at 11:59pm. (after the 11pm show)
You must get permission to register for this class. Please see instructions below.
Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program to register for this course. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/advanced If you are approved for Advanced Study and wish to take this class please EMAIL [email protected] with the subject "Permission Casey 7436 Advanced Study Writing". Even if you have received permission to register for previous Advanced Study courses, you still need to send an email and wait for a reply.
Do not apply for a spot in this course unless you plan to take it!
Note: Spaces in the course will be allotted to students in the order that application emails are received. The status of the course may change to "Sold Out" and back to "Request Permission" when students are being enrolled, but you do NOT need to reapply to this class if that happens. Your original email request will be kept on file and you will be contacted if a space becomes available for you.
Erik Tanouye, Teacher
Erik Tanouye improvises with The Curfew, writes for the Maude Team Dinner and co-wrote the "BP Spills Coffee" video.
As an improviser, he has performed at Harold night for seven years as a member of Grandma's Ashes, Bastian, The Scam, 1985, The Shoves, and Dillinger. He also performed in the shows Proceed With Honor, Red Christmas, and The Mosaic NYC. His directing credits include I Eat Pandas, T.J. Monkeys, and Maude Night, and he has taught workshops at colleges and high schools up and down the East Coast.
Before moving to New York, he improvised with the Dog Day Players at Dartmouth College, where he got a degree in English and creative writing. He also worked for the Telluride Film Festival and has written for and appeared in pilots for Comedy Central and HBO.
He is currently the Director of Student Affairs for the UCB Training Center in New York.
His website is: www.writeitlikedisaster.com
This Course is Completed.