Sketch 301 Sundays 6:30-9:30pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 6:30-9:30pm
Start Date Nov 24, 2019, 6:30pm
Price $500
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Feb 8, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Performance Feb 9, 2020, 12:15pm
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 December 1, December 22, or December 29. Note: January 19 is the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Check calendar before enrolling.

Matt Gehring, teacher

Matt Gehring Matt has been on Netflix (Set It Up, The Characters), Amazon (The Tick, Panic) and Comedy Central (At the Office Microwave) and a longtime performer a the UCB. He graduated NYU, where he was a writer/performer with Hammerkatz, NYU's premiere sketch comedy group that spawned comedians like Donald Glover and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom. Matt is a writer, performer and director. Upcoming: SHIZ: Broadway Meets Sketch Comedy - second Monday of every month.
www.MatthewRobertGehring.com

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