Sketch 301 Saturdays 11am-2pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Saturdays 11am-2pm
Start Date Feb 15, 2020, 11:00am
Price $475 + Fees
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Apr 8, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance Apr 8, 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

Joan Haley Ford, teacher

Joan Haley Ford Joan Haley Ford is a writer and performer from upstate New York who started studying at UCB in 2009.

She currently writes on a number of animated shows, including "Thundercats Roar" which will be coming to Cartoon Network in 2020. She has also been to the Emmys three times as a writer for her work on the Funny or Die series "Gay of Thrones".

Her UCB credits include coaching numerous Maude teams, directing Sketch Cram for three years and writing the show "Seinfeld: The Purge".

You can currently see her at the theatre performing as a member of the two person sketch team "Red and Yellow".

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