Sketch 301 Sundays and Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays and Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm
Start Date Aug 5, 2018, 6:30pm
Price $500
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Sep 22, 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Performance Sep 24, 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
Does not meet Labor Day weekend. Includes Sunday and Wednesday sessions - check calendar before enrolling.

Georgie Aldaco, teacher

Georgie Aldaco is a writer, performer and director living in New York City. She was a staff writer at The Onion Video, and is a member of Whale Thief, the collective that produces Sketch Cram (a sketch show written in a single day) once a month at UCB, and Movie Cram (a feature-length movie made in a day) once a year. Recently, she worked as a writer for Funny or Die's scripted podcast Scienceology, and Disney's animated sketch show, Right Now Kapow! She is also one fourth of the sketch group, Former Business Partners, whose show had a year-long run at UCB. Georgie was a writer on UCB's Maude Night for several years, has written videos for the Latino digital network Flama, and was a participant in the Chris Rock/Comedy Central Writing Program.

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