Sketch 201 Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm

Sketch 201: Writer's Room

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Wednesdays 12:15-3:15pm
Start Date Mar 28, 2018, 12:15pm
Price $475
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
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. 

Note: Meets during week of Passover. Does not meet April 18.

Geoff Garlock, teacher

Geoff Garlock is a comedian/writer/musician who has been studying/performing at the UCB since 2002. He was a writer on Maude Night for 5 1/2 years on such illustrious teams as Neighbor Boy, Slow Burn, The Skuntz and one of the first Maude teams iBadger and has been teaching Sketch at UCB for the past 6 years. His work has appeared on UCB Comedy, Adult Swim, Above Average, IFC, Fuse, MTV and others. He is also a freelance contributor to Weekend Update. Geoff also had a podcast called Worst Gig Ever you can check out, which had over 100 episodes, and a 7 episode web series produced through Official Comedy. If you do not know him from his comedy wares, you might know him from his musical wares. Geoff was the bass player in the influential hardcore band Orchid and the bass player in the less influential but to a select few band Panthers. He currently plays guitar in the metal band Low Estate and bass in the hardcore band Ritual Mess. He also composes solo synth music where he is slowly ripping off the horror soundtracks we all love. If you do not know him from either of these lifestyle ventures, you might know him from sitting on his couch with his wife and his bulldog, listening to weird metal and prog rock records and explaining to anyone who will listen why all eras of Genesis are important to the world.

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