Sketch 301 Tuesdays 7-10pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Tuesdays 7-10pm
Start Date Jan 8, 2019, 7:00pm
Price $475
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Feb 27, 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance Feb 27, 2019, 6:30pm
Students in this class will work together to write an original sketch show. Students will be held to weekly deadlines in order to generate material to be featured in the show. Students will also get the experience of generating material collaboratively with others.

Students will be expected to devote time to writing and rewriting material outside of class. Students will also get the experience of rehearsing, blocking, and producing sketches for the stage.

The culmination of Sketch 301 will be the performance of a sketch show comprised of student-generated material.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be writing for a predetermined cast, not for themselves. The focus of the class is on writing, rewriting and producing sketches for the stage.

Sketch 301 also includes a mandatory Tech Rehearsal before the final performance. Students must be available to attend the Tech Rehearsal

in order to participate in the show and pass the course. Please check to make sure that you available for the tech rehearsal before signing up for the course.

Students must bring a sketch to the FIRST session of class. This sketch should be written for the stage and no longer than four pages. This first sketch should be written utilizing the concept of the "Game of the Scene," taught in Sketch 101 and Sketch 201. Students should be prepared to devote time outside of class to completing new writing assignments for every session.

Students will be required to see two scripted shows at the UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Class Size: 8 Students  




Please note all tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.


Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #216




Kerry McGuire, teacher

Kerry McGuire is a comedy writer and performer (writer first!), who is currently based in Los Angeles. She recently wrote for the game show I Want My Phone Back, which was produced by Big Breakfast and will be released on Watchable. She previously wrote for the Go90 series Fatal Decision, Beverly Hills Live on 9021-Go, and Story Notes on AMC, among other projects. Currently at UCB, she hosts at produces the monthly variety show Debutante’s Ball and writes for the Maude team “Baseball.” She previously wrote for Maude teams (212), Thunder Gulch, Charlemagne, and more. She also wrote for the UCB Digital Sketch teams Sancho, and the topical sketch team Pocketwatch. You can find more of her comic writing on Reductress.com and in other various holes around the internet. Look for her upcoming projects, the podcast “How the F*ck Do You Live?” and her upcoming one-woman show “Songs About Butts.” She used to have a driver's license that spelled her name "Kerny McGurnie," and it’s sorta cute so she'll also answer to that.

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