Advanced Study Writing Show Tuesdays 7-10pm

Advanced Study Writing Show: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 301; Acceptance into Advanced Study Sketch
Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Mar 3, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $500
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Apr 25, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Performance Apr 30, 2020, 6:00pm
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 Advanced Study Writing 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.

Advanced Study Writing 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 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: Varies

Genre Writing for Stage


Are the parodies your favorite part of SNL?  Genre is an important tool every sketch writer should know. Learn how to use it to your advantage on the stage, not just in video parody.  Genre can be used to make an ok idea more interesting, jazz up a packet, or even as a way to brainstorm fresh new ideas.  The class will culminate with a show where each sketch deals with a genre.


Students must be approved for Advanced Study Sketch to apply for a spot in this class. Students will be selected by instructor from all qualified applicants.

For information on the Advanced Study sketch program, see this page: https://newyork.ucbtrainingcenter.com/advanced-sketch
  
If you are interested in taking this class, please enter your email address in the form linked at right. 

You have until 11:59 pm on Wednesday February 19 to apply. Students will be notified February 24 if they have a space in the course.

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Madalyn Baldanzi, teacher

Madalyn Baldanzi Madalyn Baldanzi is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and teacher. She has written for Maude teams Fambly, Absolutely, and Nispey. She is also an alumnus of UCB Digital team LASH. She is a 2017 Made In NY Writers Room Fellow. Her show, A Date With Every Boy, recently enjoyed a run at the theatre. She is also a member of Bullshit Women, whose self-titled show also enjoyed a run at UCB. Madalyn is co-writer of the Above Average series "Katie: A Lady." Most recently, she wrote for Seasons 1 and 2 of Mr. Student Body President, out now on go90. She has been a contributor to Funny Or Die, and writes, produces, and directs comedy videos with her production company, Fancy Family.

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