Sketch 301 Sundays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET

Sketch 301: Writing a Sketch Show

Prerequisites Completion of Sketch 201 within previous two years
Scheduled Sundays 3-6pm PT/6-9pm ET
Start Date Dec 13, 2020, 3:00pm
Price $400
Class Size 8 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Feb 15, 2021, 5:00pm
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)



(UCB WINTER BREAK - December 23-January 3)



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Rachael Mason, teacher

Rachael Mason Rachael Mason is a writer and performer at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles where she regularly performs with Teacher's Lounge. A New York native, she honed her skills on the UCB NY stage where she performed in and wrote many shows, and wrote on several house sketch teams including the long-running team Gramps. She wrote the web series "So This is the Place," co-wrote the web series "Shannon O'Neill is...." and has written on Beverly Hills Live and the CBS Diversity Showcase.

She has studied writing with Chris Kula, Chad Carter, Peter Gwinn, Michael Delaney, Liz Cackowski, and Emily Spivey. As an improvisor, she has studied with Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Billy Merritt, Julie Brister, Amy Poehler, Chris Gethard, Anthony King, Shannon O'Neill and many other equally wonderful people. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company.

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