Sketch 301 ONLINE Sundays Noon PT/3pm ET

Sketch 301 ONLINE: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays Noon PT/3pm ET
Start Date Sep 20, 2020, 12:00pm
Price $400
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Nov 11, 2020, 6:00pm
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 are 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 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




NOTE THIS CLASS MEETS ON PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST)



Kevin Pedersen, teacher

Kevin Pedersen Kevin was on a UCB Harold Team for 4 years and was also a member of three Maude teams, a co-director of Sketch Cram, and the host and producer of the movie-themed variety show "Spoilers Revealed". Other credits at UCB include improvising with "Coming Clean" and written work for Quick 'n Dirty Musicals and the sketch group Thirty:30. Outside of UCB, writing credits include "My Knight And Me," "Popzilla," "HubWorld," "Word Girl," "Bob and Doug," and the Onion. Kevin is currently the Head Writer for the animated show "Talking Tom And Friends," now streaming on Netflix and YouTube and several worldwide video platforms he doesn't really know much about. 

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