Through written, group, and improv exercises, this class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer. You will learn techniques on how to develop your ideas, clarify your premise, create characters, and understand what makes a good sketch work.|
Taught by OKC Improv Instructor Kellen Hodgeson (Friday Night Live, Remote Control, Red State Blue State, Heel Turn, ZOOM!, Night Rhymers) and assisted by Artistic Director Buck Vrazel (Sketchers in the Wry, Twinprov).
We'll discuss a variety of sketch terms and formats, including blackout, musical, runner, commerical, parody - and emerging formats such as Vine. We'll also practice starting from an idea, script, suggestion, or an even an existing scene. Finally, we'll workshop your material onstage, concluding with our instructor team and students performing a staged reading of students' sketches. No previous sketch-writing experience required. Open to all.
Currently, a student performance is not scheduled in order to focus on building skill in a low-pressure atmosphere. Sketch Comedy Part II, the follow-up class, will have a student sketch showcase.
Prerequisite: Any improv class will be helpful, but is not required.
Class meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday (Nov. 2nd-Dec 14th).
Class enrollment is limited to 12 students.
Sauced on Paseo (View)
2912 Paseo Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|