Sketch 301 Wednesdays 6-9pm
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
|Prerequisites||Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Apr 24, 2019, 6:00pm|
|Class Size||8 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Tech Rehearsal||Jun 16, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm|
|Performance||Jun 20, 2019, 6:00pm|
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 Delaney, teacher
Michael Delaney has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since it's inception in 1998 where he has performed, written and directed countless scripted and improvised shows.
Current running shows include The Swarm, The Stepfathers and Gravid Water. Acting: Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Mr. Show Experience, Veep, The Other Guys, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Onion Movie, Onion News Network, SNL, Human Giant, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, A Final Night With George W. Bush, Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
Michael is the senior instructor at UCB theater in Sketch writing and improv.
Writer: Onion News Network. Adjunct, Columbia U., comedy writing.
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