Sketch 201 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

Sketch 201: Writer's Room

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm
Start Date Jan 7, 2020, 3:30pm
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. 

Zack Phillips, teacher

Zack Phillips Zack Phillips is a comedy writer and performer in New York. He was head writer for Above Average and its sports site, The Kicker, for two years. With Bryan Tucker (SNL), Zack is co-creator and writer of a forthcoming comedy series for Audible and Broadway Video, starring John Cena. Zack earned a 2018 fellowship from the Screenwriters Colony, and a 2017 "Made In NY" TV writing fellowship from WGA East, where he and writing partner Natasha Vaynblat were mentored by Robert Carlock. Zack wrote and performed sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for 6 years and currently teaches there. He had a 3-episode arc on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick, for no good reason. Other credits include The Onion, Clickhole, and Impractical Jokers. Previously, Zack was a print reporter in Washington DC and played D-3 college baseball. He and his wife have two daughters. www.zackjphillips.com

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