Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Training Center

(9854) Sketch 301 Thursdays 1-4pm Erik Tanouye


Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites
Completion of Sketch 201
Scheduled
Thursdays 1-4pm
Start Date
Thu May 15, 2014, 1:00pm 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


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

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  • Tech Rehearsal

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  • Performance

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  • UCB Training Center, 520 Eighth Ave, Ninth Floor - 911
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  • UCBT NYC
    307 W 26th St (btwn 8th & 9th)

     
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