TCPTCP – 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 comedy writing through the review and critique of other’s work as well as learning the technical aspects of script writing.  Level One also explores and experiments with the challenges of writing for solo work VS ensemble.

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, create 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 1: Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 March 6- April 24h
Sketch Writing 1: Sundays 1:00-3:00 March 10-April 28th

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

$175 (That’s just $21.88 per class!)

Goes up to $200 on March 1.
Cutoff is Sunday, March 3rd 11:59pm