(8012) Sketch 301 Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm Matt Klinman
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
- Completion of Sketch 201
- Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm
- Start Date
- Wed January 23, 2013, 3:30pm 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: 8 Students
Matt Klinman, Teacher
Matt was previously a staff writer for The Onion News Network and a contributing writer for The Onion News Network on IFC, Onion Sportsdome on Comedy Central, and The Onion in print. He has also written for AMC, LandlineTV, The Weather Channel, the Queen of Jordan, and the journal of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.
Matt grew up in San Diego, California and started doing comedy at Haverford College where he was in the sketch and improv troupe Lighted Fools, wrote/edited the college newspaper funny-page The Last Word and graduated with a B.S. in Geology.
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