Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(8715) Advanced Study Writing Show Wednesdays 7-10pm Zack Poitras

Advanced Study Writing Show: Writing a Sketch Show

Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Wed July 3, 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 Zack Poitras

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 interested in taking this class, please enter your email address in the form on this page: 

by 4pm on Wednesday June 19.  We will send a notice to those who have been accepted on Thursday June 20. (Please enter the email address you use to sign up for classes.)

Zack Poitras, Teacher

Zack Poitras is a member of the sketch group Pangea 3000, which has had multiple shows at the UCB and performed in festivals across the country. He is a contributing writer for The Onionand writer of The Onion's GOOMF sports videos. He has been published in McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals. He is a member of the Harold team The Regulars. He has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon a few times, and he's been in couple commercials promoting beer and gum. He is a director, writer, and producer in UCB's Sketch Cram, and has directed the Maude Teams Dweeb, Everything Rabbits, Fambly, and Supereasy. He graduated from Boston University in 2008, and hails from Portland, Oregon. He is a son, he is a brother, he is a friend, he is another.


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July 2013
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Writing Room
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Writing Room
  • Class #3

    UCB NYC Writing Room
  • Class #4

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

    UCB NYC Writing Room
  • Class #6

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Tech Rehearsal

  • Performance

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

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