Intro to Sketch Comedy: 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: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, (skips 4/21), 4/28, 5/5 & 5/12
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sketch Jam: Saturday, May 18th, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. (Second Stage)
Theater Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Class Location: Rehearsal Room E (Basement)
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Alyssa Truszkowski is a sketch writer/performer and a stand-up comedian in Phliadelphia. She is a member of Cups and a Half, a sketch team that performs frequently in Philadelphia. She is a former member of the house team, Fezziwig, and recently directed the Halloween sketch show, “Sansom Street Hell House.”