Upright Citizens BrigadeImprovisation and Sketch ComedyTraining Center
(9931) Sketch 201 Sundays 12-3pm Rachael Mason
Sketch 201: Writer's Room
Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Sun June 8, 2014, 12:00pm 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
Rachael Mason, Teacher
Rachael Mason is a writer and performer at the UCB Theater in New York City. She has performed in and/or written for the shows Half Empty, The Chuck D and Jawnee Anthology, and From Susan B to Britney's V and has written for house sketch teams iBadger, the Skuntz, and the long-running team Gramps. She is a member of indie video sketch team Rex: Video: Comedy and co-writer on the web series "Shannon O'Neill is...." She also performs regularly with Philip K. Dick improv, Code Red, and Chaos, and hosts a monthly show called "The Punch Bowl" where people talk into a mic and tell jokes or something.
She has studied writing with Chris Kula, Chad Carter, Peter Gwinn, Michael Delaney, Liz Cackowski, and Emily Spivey. As an improvisor, she has studied with Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Billy Merritt, Julie Brister, Amy Poehler, Chris Gethard, Anthony King, Shannon O'Neill and many other equally wonderful people. She eats pizza and steps lively on a daily basis.