“Intro to Sketch Writing”: This is the place to start if you have never written sketch comedy before, or have dabbled in the past. Over eight weeks, students will watch and discuss a variety of sketches, break down scripts to see what makes them work, then write and revise some of your own material. You will begin to develop an individual voice and comic sensibility. The class will conclude with established comedians performing a staged reading of students’ favorite sketches.
Dates: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, and 5/12
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Graduation Show Date/Time: TBA
Class/Show Location: Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (get map), Rehearsal Room D (basement)
Instructor: Matthew Schmid (bio)
What Students Say About Matt: “Matt’s laid back ease made bringing our beginner sketch writing work to the table a much less intimidating experience. He’s so great.” — “Matt was very supportive and helpful in giving feedback to help us understand sketch and to help us discover our own individual voices as comedy writers.”
Cost: SALE! $199 through 1/30. $224 through 3/5. $249 after.
Payment Plan: If you are interested in splitting up your payments for this class and taking advantage of promotional pricing? You can! Email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a payment plan along with the class you’d like to take. You will be invoiced for a $100 deposit to hold your spot in class. The remaining amount can be broken up into multiple payments as long as the full balance is paid by March 5th, 2017.