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TCPTCP – Sketch Comedy Writing

Our core comedy writing classes focus on creating sketch comedy and are recommended not only for those wanting to be behind the scenes, but for actors as well.  This is your chance to learn in a safe, supportive environment that challenges everyone to be better. TCPTCP students will have access to the weekly “student-only jams” and will also get free or half price admission to many shows.

Level One (De-Programming): Students learn the fundamentals unique to sketch comedy writing through the review and critique of each other’s work as well as learning the technical aspects of script writing.  

Level Two (Software Update): Students build on their knowledge from Level One to “find their voice” and style. Much of the focus in Level Two will be on developing/collecting themes and ideas for scenes and the different theatrical forms available to approach the writing.

Level Three (Diagnostics)Students are challenged to consider how their individual work fits into a full length show and learn to write towards the needs of a comprehensive show. The entire class will continue to refine their scripts through workshopping of their scenes. Individualized feedback is provided to challenge and grow the student’s range.

Level Four (Overclocking)Students will work on designing running orders, creating new content, participate in table reads and individualized feedback, while working as an ensemble and with fellow acting students to create a polished show.

DETAILS:

Sketch Writing 2 hours/class
8-week classes/term
Max Class Size: 15

Regular price $200, early bird price $175! That’s just $21.88 per class! $8.75 per hour! Less than the cost of 5 cups of coffee (depending on the coffee)!

Don’t tell the robots.

Registration goes up to $200 on Oct. 27th at midnight.

Last day to register is Nov. 1st

Term 5 Sketch Writing Classes:

Writing 1: Sundays 4:00pm (see below for all dates with holiday breaks)

Writing 2: Wednesdays 7:00pm (see below for all dates with holiday breaks)

Writing 4: Sundays 1:00pm (see below for all dates with holiday breaks)

Sundays:

Week 1 November 10

Week 2 November 17

Week 3 November 24

Week 4 December 1 (This is the Sunday after Thanksgiving)

Week 5 December 8

Week 6 December 15

(Off/Break December 22)

(Off/Break December 29)

Week 7 January 5

Week 8 January 12

Wednesdays:

Week 1 November 6

Week 2 November 13

Week 3 November 20

(Off/Break November 27 (Day before Thanksgiving))

Week 4 December 4

Week 5 December 11

Week 6 December 18

(Off/Break December 25)

(Off/Break January 1)

Week 7 January 8

Week 8 January 15