Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
|Prerequisites||Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Jun 20, 2019, 7:00pm|
|Class Size||8 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Tech Rehearsal||Aug 17, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm|
|Performance||Aug 18, 2019, 3:00pm|
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
Does not meet July 4.
Hunter Nelson, teacher
Hunter Nelson is a writer, actor, and illustrator from Houston, TX.
Hunter was a tireless member of the Maude team "Legs For Days" for its entire lifespan. He then went on to direct many, many sketch shows at the UCB Theater, including "A Date With Every Boy," Woody Fu's "Too Many Asians," "Jason Gore's Midlife Crisis," and a bunch of shows for The Foundation (all the really good ones). Though it badly messes up his personal life, he is one of the producers/directors/writers of Sketch Cram, a monthly sketch show created from scratch in a single day.
Hunter's worked as a staff writer for Onion's video department. He also wrote the mini-series "The Body Genius" for The Truth podcast, which you should probably check out.
You can see Hunter perform with his improv team Women & Men every Saturday night at SubCulture.
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