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 written for the stage and 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 the Artistic Director of UCBTNY. He co-created the Characters Welcome house team and has spent years on Harold Night, Lloyd Night, and Maude Night. He can currently be seen doing musical improv with Rumpleteaser and he directed running shows Pop Stars Are Dumb (But We Love Them) and Shkreli! Portrait of a Pharma Bro.

Michael was one of 2016's Comedy Central Comics to Watch, did the 2018 NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, and performed in the New Faces - Characters showcase at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

TV credits include The Break With Michelle Wolf, 30 Rock, and The Who Was? Show. He was also a staff writer on TV Land's late night show Throwing Shade. And crazily enough, Michael originated the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in Broadway's School of Rock The Musical.

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