Sketch 3: Sketch Comedy Workshop
Learn to write sketch comedy like the pros.
About the class
This class gives students the experience of writing and producing a full-scale sketch show by simulating the work environment of a professional writing room. Students will meet to pitch ideas, write and rewrite sketches, and ultimately direct actors in a fully staged production of their show. Rather than a lights up/lights down collection of individual sketches, the class will work as a team to craft a “Mr. Show”-style connected show with sketches that bleed into one another, and create larger themes.
Class culminates with two prime-time performances on the PIT’s Underground stage.
First Class Requirements:
• Your favorite/best sketch from Lev 2 (hard copies for readers and teacher)
• 1 first draft of a fresh sketch (hard copies for readers and teacher)
• 5 one-sentence sketch pitches
All full sketches must adhere to proper script/screenplay formatting rules.