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Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show

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About the class

Have you ever watched a sketch comedy show and said to yourself “I could do that, if only I knew where to start”? Do you have a mess of brilliant sketches and no idea how to get them on their feet? Is the thought of putting together a sketch comedy show as confusing as AP Bio-Trigonometry?

Sketch Production is a 8 week course that will take you through the basics of putting together your own show from initial pitch to final bow.  Over those weeks, the following will be covered:

  • Initial pitch and group revision
  • Sketch directing for stage
  • Basic workshopping
  • Performance
  • How to visualize and write a tech script
  • Pacing and transitions
  • Promotion and marketing strategies

By the end of the 8 weeks your class will finish up with two full shows for your friends, family and fans!

So take a chance on yourself and erase the line between “I want to” and “I can” with Sketch Production.

This class will feature weekly assignments and some out of class prep work, roughly 1-2 hours a week.

 

Requirements: Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing or equivalent.  This is not a class for beginners.

Prerequisite: Basics of Sketch Comedy Writing

Allen McRae

Allen McRae is a writer/director/producer/performer based in New York . Allen is currently the Head of Sketch Comedy at The Peoples Improv Theater where he also teaches Sketch Writing. Allen was formerly the Head Producer and Director of Sketch Comedy and Senior Sketch Writing Instructor at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA. While there, Allen created the Best of Boston Sketch Festival, the annual sketch revues Comedy, America! and Flicks, he is also the co-creator and former director of the best sketch group in the world Terrible People and it’s sketch comedy podcast Terrible People, Terrible Podcast. Allen studied sketch writing, improv and directing at UCB, The PIT, ImprovBoston and Second City and holds a BA in Drama from Ithaca College. He is also very tall and is happy to grab whatever you need off the top of any high shelves.

Class Schedule
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Wed 06/20/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Wed 06/27/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Wed 07/11/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Wed 07/18/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Wed 07/25/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Wed 08/01/18   7:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Sat 08/04/18   1:00pm   The Underground
Producing Sketch: Putting Together Your First Show   Sat 08/11/18   1:00pm   The Underground
Grad Show | Aug 11th | Produce Your Sketch Show |   Sat 08/11/18   4:30pm   The Underground Register