Sketch 301 Mondays 2:30-5:30pm
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
|Prerequisites||Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years|
|Start Date||Dec 2, 2019, 2:30pm|
|Class Size||8 students|
|Sessions||8 sessions, 3 hours each|
|Tech Rehearsal||Feb 16, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm|
|Performance||Feb 21, 2020, 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
Does not meet December 23, December 30, or January 20. Note: Tech rehearsal is on Presidents Day weekend. Check calendar carefully
Hunter Nelson, teacher
Hunter Nelson is a writer, actor, improviser, and illustrator who grew up in Houston, TX. He has studied improv and sketch under Will Hines, Brandon Gardner, Michael Delaney, Kevin Hines, Brandon Bassham, Shannon O'Neill and Anthony King, among many others.
Hunter has worked as a staff writer for Onion Digital Studios. He wrote and produced "Who Loves You, Baby?," a surreal tribute to long-dead TV star Telly Savalas, with runs at the SoHo Playhouse and Joe's Pub, and he's directed several sketch shows at the UCB Theater.
Hunter currently performs with his improv team Women & Men. His previous UCB House Teams include The Governess, A Sparrow, Big Margaret, Spooky Ghost, Greg, Fambly, and Legs For Days. In the past, Hunter was involved with such storied UCB experiments as "Vantage Point","The Second Macroscene (The Macrocrag)" and "12 Angry Improvisers". SMIRK, Rafael, and Sike are just a few of his highly successful, aerodynamic, and totally defunct indie groups.
Currently, Hunter writes and illustrates the serial web comic TASKY JOHN, and improvises David Mamet plays with Terry Withers at secret locations all over the country.