Sketch 201 Sundays 12-3pm

Sketch 201: Writer's Room

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 12-3pm
Start Date Sep 8, 2019, 12:00pm
Price $475
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
This class will help you foster your individual voice as a writer as you are held to weekly writing deadlines. This class will offer you opportunities to pitch ideas to others and collaborate with other students on assignments in class. You will also get to hone individual pieces through rewriting.

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. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.

The class will end with each student receiving individual feedback from the instructor on their own sketch packet.

Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course. 


Does not meet October 13. Note: September 29 is first night of Rosh Hashsanah.

Jon Bershad, teacher

Jon Bershad Jon is a writer, performer, and teacher at the UCB. He wrote for the Maude teams Beige and One Idiot and performed on the Harold teams Apollo, The Governess, Dr. Snake, and By the Book. He's been studying improv and sketch at the theatre since 2007 (not including a two year break while he finished up college). Outside of that, he's contributed to Above Average, Funny or Die, College Humor, McSweeney's, The Onion, and was a staff writer for the website Seriously.TV, TV sketch series The B.S. of A, the MTV pilot America's Least Wanted, and the TruTV pilot The Sexy Sex Sex Show. He is currently the head writer for the series Pop Off which streams weekly on Airtime. Once upon a time, Jon also co-wrote the musical "Zipperface!!?!: The Hobo Musical" which had a sold out run in the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, an almost sold out run in the 2009 Fringe Encore Series, and would be totally perfect for your Off-Broadway, regional, or college theater group. Seriously. Your season ticket holders would love it. Check him out at www.jonbershad.com.

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