Sketch 201: Writer's Room
- Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
- Tuesdays 9am-12pm
- Start Date
- Tue October 29, 2013, 9:00am 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
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.