Sketch 301 ONLINE Thursdays 7-10pm PST

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled ONLINE Thursdays 7-10pm PST
Start Date Apr 23, 2020, 7:00pm
Price $475 + Fees
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Tech Rehearsal Jun 13, 2020, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Performance Jun 13, 2020, 5:30pm
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
Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access, webcam & microphone.



There is work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.



Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these
programs before registering:


https://support.google.com/meet/answer/7317473?hl=en




All tuition payments include a $35 non-refundable registration processing fee.



NOTE THIS CLASS MEETS ON PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST)

THE CLASS SHOW IS SCHEDULED, BUT MAY BE MOVED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS.

Lee Rubenstein, teacher

Lee Rubenstein Lee Rubenstein is a writer, stand-up comedian and storyteller. He recently sold a sitcom pilot to Comedy Central and is a contributor to SNL's Weekend Update. He's also an instructor at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and an alum of their house sketch teams. As the co-host of UCB's infamous Celebrity Barf Machine, he's pushed the limits of live comedy and eagerly awaits the day the Geneva Convention will be amended to allow for some of his more exciting ideas.

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