A fast-and-furious two-session introduction to the principles and techniques of comedy sketch writing that you can apply to short plays, short videos, or scenes in longer movies, plays, or anything else. [THIS RAN ON Sunday, March 3 & March 10. 2-5 pm. $55. NEXT SKETCH WRITING WORKSHOP IN JUNE]
Learn techniques of listening and agreement to create life-filled characters and spontaneous, hilarious scenes. Seven weeks of longform exercises, games, and a final class performance will teach you how to play fearlessly with other smart people in focused abandon; how to draw inspiration from almost anything; and how to find what’s funny and compelling in real human emotions, quirks, and experiences! Sundays April 7 through May 19. 1:30-3:30. Class show on May 21. $110. Classes at Live Arts Studio Z.
You can register directly online here.
Take the skills from your level 1 class and explode them into a universe of fun. Work in sync with other performers using cuts, callbacks, tags, and beats to build multiple storylines and explore characters in different times and places. Sundays April 7 through May 19. 4-6 pm. Class show on May 21. $110. Prerequisite: Improv Character & Scene.
To register email Bree Luck, Live Arts’ Education Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generate stage or video material from improv scenes in the Second City tradition. This class has a prerequisite of Level 1 Improv Character & Scene or the Sketch Comedy Writing workshop above. We’ll use improv techniques to create scenes and then polish them with written drafts. With the instructor acting as ‘Showrunner’ and students taking on the writing, lighting, sound, stage management, directing, and acting, the class will culminate in a fantastic and funny sketch show!
We’ll run this class later this spring or in the summer. If you’re interested email email@example.com
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