Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8407) Advanced Study Writing Show Wednesdays 7-10pm Erik Tanouye

Advanced Study Writing Show: Writing a Sketch Show

Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Wed May 1, 2013, 7:00pm 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

Advanced Study Sketch with Erik Tanouye

Students will write a show that will be performed at the UCB Theatre.

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

Email: [email protected]

Subject line:  Advanced Study Sketch Class Tanouye 8407 Codeword Sanjuro

The subject line must be 100% correct for your application to be accepted. You will have until 3:30pm on Tuesday April 23 to submit your application. Students will be selected at random and notified if they have a spot in the course.

Body: Nothing is required in the body of the email.

Erik Tanouye, Teacher

Erik Tanouye has been improvising and performing in New York since 2001. He has studied with Michael Delaney, Armando Diaz, Kevin Mullaney, Billy Merritt, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and many others.

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


Add to Calendar
May 2013
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #4

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
June 2013
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Tech Rehearsal

  • Performance

  • UCB NYC Classroom 5
    145 W 30th St. 4th Flr
    (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

Online Registration is not available.
This Course is Completed.