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NYC Sketch Fest Workshop: The PIT Writer’s Room Joe Schiappa

Tuition: $75
Prerequisite: none
Oct 5th (One-Day Workshop)
Saturday, 1pm-5pm

Simple Studios
134 W. 29th Street, btwn 6th/7th Ave, 2nd Floor
Class show: Sunday, October 6th at 8pm

Step 1

In this festival-edition of the PIT’s Writer’s Room Workshop, Joe Schiappa will lead the class in writing a sketch show that will be read by PIT performers in a staged reading at the festival the following night. This immersion in a writer’s room atmosphere will be valuable practice in getting great work produced quickly while working within a group. Joe will lead the class in exciting discussions that will form into fleshed-out sketches. After class, the sketches will be completed in time for the following night’s performance for friends and family. Come ready to write and produce!

JOE SCHIAPPA is a writer and improvisationalist in New York City. He is a recent winner of the Sierra Mist Melrose 63 Creative Lab. His work has appeared at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Joe’s Pub, The Peoples Improv Theatre and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He is currently writing a screenplay for Ken Jeong (The Hangover, The Goods). Backstage has called Joe’s work “hilarious.” Joe is an alumni of the Second Training Center and has studied with Shira Piven of the Piven Theatre. At The PIT, you can see Joe perform with The Faculty, Centralia and his long-running, two-person improv show “Nathan + Joe,” along with Nathan Phillips.