Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9812) Sketch 301 Wednesdays 7-10pm Ryan Karels


Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites
Completion of Sketch 201
Scheduled
Wednesdays 7-10pm
Start Date
Wed April 30, 2014, 7:00pm EDT
Price
$450.00

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


Ryan Karels, Teacher

Ryan Karels is the representative comedian for all of North Dakota (Huffington Post, 2011).  He is a member of Grandma's Ashes and played on Harold Night with Decoster, Creep and Filth. He is one of KROMPF. Past shows at the UCB include RADIO ROGUE, THE OL' FACTORY, INTELLECTUAL YOGA, YOUR FAVORITE THING, AFTER SCHOOL SUPER POWER HOUR and THEATRE ROBOT MAGIKA. He directed NEIL CASEY'S SENTIMENTAL IRISH CHRISTMAS, THE KIRK CAMERON REPERTORY PLAYERS PRESENT: A HARRY POTTER MUSICAL!, videos with Diamonds Wow!, at Maude night with High Treason, and Stone Cold Fox: YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS SHOW IS ABOUT YOU. He has taught improvisation at LIU CW Post, Williams College, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival since 2006. Ryan appeared in THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED (2011) and on ROYAL PAINS (2012). He is an Artistic Associate of Les Freres Corbusier, HELL HOUSE, HEDDATRON, BOOZY, THE FRANKLIN THESIS, was in the original Off-Broadway cast of GUTENBERG, THE MUSICAL!, and once rode a horse on Conan. He graduated from Yale where he learned to love linear editing machines.

Schedule

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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
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    UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
     
  • Tech Rehearsal

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  • Performance

    UCBT NYC
     
  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 912
    520 8th Ave 9th Floor

     
  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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