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.


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 Friday, March 13, 2020 at midnight

Last day to register is Thursday, March 19, 2020.

2020 Term 1 Writing Classes

Writing 1: Wednesdays 7-9pm (March 25-May 13) 

Writing 2: Sundays 3:30-5:30 (March 22-May 17)


Week 1 – March 25
Week 2 – April 1
Week 3 – April 8
Week 4 – April 15
Week 5 -April 22
Week 6 – April 29
Week 7 – May 6
Week 8 – May 13


WEEK 1 – March 22
WEEK 2 – March 29
WEEK 3 – April 5
Easter Break April 12
WEEK 4 -April 19
WEEK 5 -April 26
WEEK 6 -May 3
WEEK 7 -May 10
WEEK 8 – May 17