Sketch 301 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Apr 10, 2018, 3:30pm
Price $500
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Jun 9, 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Performance Jun 11, 2018, 6:30pm
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

Michael Hartney, teacher

Michael Hartney is thrilled to be on the Harold Team Ice Cold Bev. He was one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2016. With Justin Tyler, he created the Characters Welcome house team, the IFC digital series Unique New York, and Ten Men: A Two Man Character Show. Michael also wrote and performed the long-running So I Like Superman: A One-Nerd Show.

Past UCBT teams include Harold Teams The Governess and Side Piece, Lloyd Team First Lady, and Maude Teams High Treason, Arbuckle, The Prom, and Legs for Days. Other past shows at UCBT include The Dead Dads Club, Spoiler Alert: This Is A Sketch Show, The 2017 Tony Awardz, Brad Sacks Gets A Handjob, Oh My God, I Heard You're Dying!, and The Same Sex-Tacular.

Michael has appeared on 30 Rock, in the films BearCity and Small Time, in web shorts for IFC, Above Average and Yahoo, and commercials for Visa/NFL, Hanes, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, and many more. He originated the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in Broadway's School of Rock The Musical and was a staff writer on season one of Throwing Shade on TV Land.

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