Sketch 301 Saturdays 11am-2pm
Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show
|Prerequisites||Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years|
|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 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 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".