Sketch 301 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm
Start Date Apr 4, 2019, 6:30pm
Price $475
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal May 29, 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance May 29, 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 #213

Mark Rennie, teacher

Mark Rennie Mark Rennie is a California native, and currently lives in Los Angeles. A writer since childhood, when in the 4th Grade he wrote an award winning short story that featured a Intergalactic Warlord being frozen with an ice ray and then being melted with a heat ray. He then took those creative energies and attended Art Center College of Design to study Film.

Writing credits include Funny or Die's "Gay of Thrones," The Onion, and even some Minnie Mouse cartoons that are a real palate cleanser.

At UCB he's been lucky enough to study under Nick Wiger, Chris Kula, Julie Brister, Brett Christensen, and Drew DiFonzo Marks. He's written for Not Too Shabby, Sketch Cram, Quick & Funny Musicals, Uncle Irish's St. Patty's Day Shillelagh and more.

Mark writes a recurring variety show called "Those Magnificent Moms" on the UCB stages a few times a year. He also does improv now and then.

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