The general goal of this class is to provide a curriculum in which students learn the standard structure/process of writing sketch comedy, but also have a chance to discover their “writing voice” via the troupe atmosphere leading up to the creation and execution of a final 30 minute original sketch comedy show.
Throughout the week, the students will learn the classic 5-point structure of a sketch, the importance of POV, and proper premise pitching. This will be taught through a combination of premise-generating improv games, family-friendly archival scenes from the Chicago and Toronto Mainstage shows, and in-class edits right up until the final show.
Students must have taken at least one improv class in our teen/youth program prior to enrolling in this class. Students will also be expected to spend time working on scripts outside of class, so as to maximize our time in the room. Laptops and tablets will be allowed in this class, for the sake of edits, however, they will not be mandatory.