Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing | August 29th | Kate Moran
About the class
The Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing class will introduce students to the core tenets of sketch comedy writing. The class will focus on basic sketch forms and concepts, including juxtapostion, heightening, linguistics, absurdism, parody, developing personal voice and revision. The class will end with a class show in one of The PIT’s theaters and will leave students with all the skills they will need to begin their sketch comedy careers with a strong foundation.
**Students are expected to bring an original sketch to the first day of class.
(Please note all instructors are subject to change without notice)
A filmmaker, director, writer, editor, classically trained actor, and comedian, Kate Moran has worked on over 50 projects for stage and screen in the last 10 years. She has studied at NYU Tisch, Stella Adler Studio, Stonestreet Studios, and the Peoples Improv Theater. Current projects: Nasty Women Unite Fest (VP, Director of Marketing), a non-profit intersectional feminist arts festival benefitting the ACLU; monthly stand-up show The Revolution (Founder, Producer) at QED Astoria showcasing women and non-binary comedians; PIT Super Sketch House Team, Church Social (Director, Head Writer); The Witchcast Podcast (Host, Producer) combining comedy and witch culture. In addition, Moran is a freelance producer, director, editor, writer, and career coach under her company k.mo.productions.