Sketch 201 Saturdays 11-2pm

Sketch 201: Writer's Room

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 101 within previous two years
Scheduled Saturdays 11-2pm
Start Date Jan 25, 2020, 11:00am
Price $450 + Fees
Class Size 12 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
This class will help you foster your individual voice as a writer as you are held to weekly writing deadlines. This class will offer you opportunities to pitch ideas to others and collaborate with other students on assignments in class. You will also get to hone individual pieces through rewriting.

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

The class will end with each student receiving individual feedback from the instructor on their own sketch packet.

Students will be required to see two live sketch shows before the end of the course. 

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

Class meets at UCB Sunset Training Center; Room #215

Jesse Esparza, teacher

Jesse Esparza Jesse Esparza is an actor, writer, and comedian from Sacramento, California. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 where he began studying at UCB.


Jesse is currently a writer on ABC's "Mixed-ish".



In addition, his work has been featured on CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, and Facebook Watch.



Jesse is one of 8 writers chosen for the prestigious Disney ABC Writers Program. He was a finalist for the 2018 Imagine Impact Writers Program, and was chosen as one of 10 for the 2017 NHMC Writers Program. He also wrote for the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase, with his sketch "Helen Keller Party Girl."



His UCB credits include "Tonya Harding The Musical" which was written up in E! News Online, The New York Times, LAist, and more; and was featured in an episode of Live From E!



Jesse directed the UCB Maude team Emerald. His other UCB credits include his pilot turned stage show, "CarteLOL"; UCB Maude teams Bombardier and ALL IN; and UCB Mess Hall team Bad Seed.
Jesse got a call back for Harold auditions once in 2011.

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