(7912) Sketch 301 Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Geoff Garlock
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
- Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years. Can NOT sign up while taking Sketch 201.
- Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm
- Start Date
- Tue January 8, 2013, 12:15pm EST
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 Sketch 301 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.
Sketch 301 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: 10 Students
Geoff Garlock, Teacher
Geoff is currently a sketch writer on the UCBT Maude team Slow Burn. Geoff was also a writer on the Maude teams The Skuntz and one of the original Maude Teams, iBadger. Geoff also wrote and performed in the horror based sketch show "I LAUGHED UNTIL I DIED" which had a succesful run at the UCB Theatre. Geoff is also a panelist on the montly music roundtable discussion show, Break Up Your Band, where he plays the part of old, cranky curmudgeon.
Geoff is also a member of the sketch duo Strachlock, along with Emily Strachan. Emily and Geoff were both writers on the Maude team Slow Burn and soon started writing writing sketch together, in order to harness their shared insanity. Soon enough they realized this insanity must be made into a full on nutzo fest of a show called "Gettin' Quaid" which is currently running at the UCB Theatre. Get ready world...get ready.
When Geoff is not making the funny he is usually creating brutality in music form. Geoff Garlock played bass in the hardcore band Orchid and Vice Recording artists Panthers. He currently plays guitar in the metal band Dark Vibe and bass in the grindcore band The Year is One, continuing to alienate the world through music.
When you lay out Geoff's life, it looks pretty good. Even though most days he feels like a glorified hobo
This Course is Completed.