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 Feb 4, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $475 + Fees
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Mar 25, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance Mar 25, 2020, 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 #K (first floor)

Frank Garcia-Hejl, teacher

Frank Garcia-Hejl Frank Garcia-Hejl studied improv and sketch comedy at Four Day Weekend Theater in Texas before moving to New York in 2007 to study at UCBT.

Frank is currently a teacher/performer/director at UCBT in Los Angeles and a writer and actor in the sketch group SQUADRON.  

You might be familiar with his work as a writer and actor for Broadway Video's Latino internet channel Más Mejor or may have seen him on USA's First Impressions with Dana Carvey. He performed in the 2018 CBS Showcase and returned in 2020 to write for it. He was named one of New Faces: Characters for the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2016 and also one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch 2015. He has written and appeared in material for NBC, Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central, IFC, Shudder, MTV, TruTV, USA and A&E. He currently co-wrote and co-starred in a segment in the upcoming comedy/horror anthology movie Scare Package.

Management: Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Agency: ICM

SAG/AFTRA

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