In Sketch Writing Level 1: The Basics of Sketch, students will develop the fundamental skills they need to start writing original comedy sketches. Build your sketch toolkit with the essentials – how to come up with a sketch idea, how to employ classic sketch structure, how to create memorable characters, how to clearly communicate your ideas to your audience.
Students will write multiple sketches during the course of this class, with a PIT Teacher guiding them through every step of the process with positive, hands-on instruction.
Feedback and collaboration are central to this class that is appropriate for brand new sketch writers, writers who have already completed “Joy of Sketch,” or writers with some sketch experience who want to get back to basics.
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Sketch Writing, Character Classes
LaGina Hill is a writer, comedian, and director based in Brooklyn, New York. She attended NYU, receiving a BFA in Theater. As a performer, she is an alum of Characters Welcome at UCB, an honor that has earned her invitations to Austin Sketchfest, the Women In Comedy Festival, SOLOCOM, and NYC Sketchfest. As a comedy writer, her work has appeared at Funny Or Die, The Root, FUSION TV, Horizon Theater (Atlanta), The Future Is Female Festival, and the People’s Improv Theater. Since 2015, LaGina has directed Super Sketch Tuesday, the house sketch program at The Peoples Improv Theater. Last year, she was named The Peoples Improv Theater’s “Best Director.” In 2019, her pitch for her pilot “Wonderland” won top honors at the Women in Comedy Festival and merited a mentorship from HBO and industry exposure at TruTV, NBC, CBS, Pearl Street Films. Currently, the pilot script for “Wonderland” is a semifinalist for the 2020 Cinestory Fellowship. In her spare time, she volunteers with Young Storytellers, an after school writing program, and tries to get into as much trouble as possible.
LaGina is also available for Private 1:1 Coaching for character work and stand up! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.