Sketch 301 Thursdays 7-10pm

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Thursdays 7-10pm
Start Date Mar 5, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $475 + Fees
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Apr 29, 2020, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance Apr 29, 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 #216







Eric Scott, teacher

Eric Scott ERIC is a writer/performer at the UCB Theatre. He's been a member of the UCB improv team, Reuben Williams, since 2004 - now performing as Reuben Starship. Eric has also been one of the hosts of CageMatch, the last 5 as TT Billingsworth, the ringside announcer for UCBW. Other UCBT shows include: "Sketch Cram," "So Obsessed," "Beneath Gristedes," "Bored Silly," "UCBW PPVs," "Jackpot!," "Retraced" and many, many others.

Most recently Eric was a producer for Season 1 of VON MILLER'S STUDIO 58, a new comedy/variety show, on Facebook Watch. Past credits include: writer on the new reboot of CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH on MTV2. Cartoon Network's live-action sketch show "Incredible Crew," staff writer for MTV's daily talk show, "It's On With Alexa Chung," MTV's "Anton & Crapbag, "Fox/4Kids' "Viva Pinata," E! Network's "Starveillance," Nick Cannon/MTV's "Short Circuitz," and Comedy Central's "Window Seat." In 2012, Eric created and developed a live-action sitcom for Nickelodeon. During the summer of 2010, Eric co-wrote the UCB Comedy video sketch "BP Coffee Spill," which went viral and was voted one of the top 5 funniest political comedy videos of 2010 by the Huffington Post.

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