Sketch 301 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
|Prerequisites||Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Jun 16, 2019, 6:30pm|
|Class Size||8 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Tech Rehearsal||Aug 24, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm|
|Performance||Aug 25, 2019, 4:30pm|
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 June 30 or July 14.
Nikki Palumbo, teacher
Nikki Palumbo is a writer and comedian based in New York.
She writes, directs, and teaches sketch at UCB, where she was on the Maude teams Archnemesis, Charles, and (212). She also co-wrote The Queerball Sketch Show!, solo-wrote her show Body Politics, and wrote, directed and starred in This Show Passes the Bechdel Test. Her writing has appeared on The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Reductress, Funny or Die, and Twitter.com (@nikkipalumbeau).
Nikki also co-hosts the standup show Queer Tiger Beat and absolutely has a cat named Fonzie.
She wrote this in third person, with the help of a fourth person.
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