“Intro to Sketch Writing”: This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past. Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, break down scripts to see what makes them work, then write and revise some of your own material. You will begin to develop an individual voice and comic sensibility. The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.
Dates: Mondays, August 4th, 2014 through September 29th, 2014 (no class 9/1/14)
Times: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Class Location: The Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (get map)
Instructor: Sean Landis (bio)
What students say about Sean: “I was blown away at the breadth of knowledge Sean Landis has on sketch comedy, and his ability to communicate it effectively is second to none.” – “Sean’s enthusiasm and readiness to help (both inside and outside of class) were remarkable. It’s clear that he’s talented and that he wants his students to succeed. ” – “Sean REALLY knows what he’s talking about! Literally EVERY note he gave me made my sketches more betterer and funnyerer Top notch!”
Cost: $249 through July 25th at 12:00 (noon). $299 afterwards.
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