(7574) Sketch 201 Mondays 11am-2pm Ari Voukydis
Sketch 201: Writer's Room
- Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
- Mondays 11am-2pm
- Start Date
- Mon September 10, 2012, 11:00am EDT
This class will help you foster your individual voice as a writer as you are held to weekly writing deadlines. This class will offer you opportunities to pitch ideas to others and collaborate with other students on assignments in class. You will also get to hone individual pieces through rewriting.
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. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.
The class will end with each student receiving individual feedback from the instructor on their own sketch packet.
Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course.
Class Size: 10 Students
Ari Voukydis, Teacher
Ari has been performing improv, standup and sketch comedy since there were hookers in Times Square. He has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre since 1997 and has been teaching there for over ten years.
Ari is a regular on all those VH-1 shows your niece watches, like The Best Week Ever and Top 100 Videos, and has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Comedy Central's The Upright Citizens Brigade.
He has contributed to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and has written for GQ, Grantland, SPY, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly and many other magazines.
Ari is one half of the comedy duo Mark & Ari, whose last show, Loft, ran at UCB Chelsea for a year and was a Time Out New York Critic's Pick. Their comedy short "Small World" was directed by John Landis and featured on The Tonight Show. The have won an award or two for script writing. No big deal.
Over the years Ari has been lucky enough to fall in with some fantastic Harold teams, like DeCoster and Pound, and has been part of countless shows, including ASSSCAT, Let's Have a Ball and Wicked F***in' Queeyah, an annual salute to his home town of Boston that he co-created with Amy Poehler and Rob Corddry. He co-hosts Hot For Teacher: The UCB Faculty Show every Wednesday night with his insanely funny wife Betsy Stover.
Ari and Betsy live in Brooklyn with their intrepid sons Rex and Ajax and their good-natured but humorless terrier Walter. Ari is currently writing a superhero courtroom comedy feature film, and is working with Mark Sarian on a sketch comedy web series for 2013.
This Course is Completed.