Sketch 301 Tuesdays 11am-2pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Start Date Oct 16, 2018, 11:00am
Price $500
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Dec 15, 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Performance Dec 17, 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
Does not meet October 23.

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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