Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9250) Advanced Study Writing Show Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm Brandon Gulya

Advanced Study Writing Show: Writing a Sketch Show

Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Tuesdays 12:15-3:15pm
Start Date
Tue November 12, 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 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 Writing with Brandon Gulya

Students must be accepted into the Advanced Study Program to apply for a spot in this class. For more information on Advanced Study, see this page: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/advanced

We are still accepting applications for this course.

If you are interested in taking this class, please enter your email address in the form on this page. This class will be chosen by lottery and students will be notified if they have a spot within 48 hours of applying.


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Brandon Gulya, Teacher

Brandon Gulya is a comedian. He improvises with Harold team Sandino and is a writer for Friday Night sketch team Stone Cold Fox. He grew up in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. As a stand-up, Brandon has opened for Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, and Bo Burnham. You can see him all over the internet, reading poems and doing other silly things.


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November 2013
  • Class #1

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #2

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #3

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

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • Class #5

    UCB NYC Classroom 5
  • 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)

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