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Directing & Producing

Study and practice the essential tools of directing for the stage! Students can choose to study directing techniques for improvisation, sketch comedy, or plays.

Directing

Directing

The first and only one of its kind, The Second City Directing Program is a year-long focused study of directing improv and revue comedy. A small group (an average of six) are selected for this advanced program for students who are already interested in Second City-style shows and becoming a…

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Intro to Directing Sketch Comedy

Have you ever wondered what a sketch/improv director actually does? Have you accidentally become your sketch group’s director and don’t want to mess it up? This workshop will dive into the art and science of directing sketch comedy, exploring many aspects of the role, from casting to opening night. Learn…

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Producing

Producing 101

I have an idea for a show but where do I put it up? How do I fundraise? How can I get people to see it beyond my family and friends? How much time does this all take? All shows can be done with little to no budget and get…

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Stage Management and Technical Theatre

Go Tech Yourself

Technology and Design for Sketch Comedy

Tired of lights up, lights down? You’ll learn how to take the design of your sketch or improv into your own hands. This class will tackle the basics of working with a production team, stage lighting and effects to bring the production value of your…

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Turn It Up: QLab 101

Learn the fundamentals of QLab and basic sound design as it applies to self-producing storefront theatre, with an emphasis towards design for sketch review. Students will be given examples and walked through some practical exercises in class to help build proficiency with QLab functions.

While not a requirement, it is recommended…

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