Two Day Comedy Sketch Writing Intensive
The Lab
Dublin 1 Ireland
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Two Day Comedy Sketch Writing Intensive
Two Day Comedy Sketch Writing
Take control of your creativity! In this Two day Intensive, Maura will teach you the tools of sketch comedy writing for the improvisor and actor. Shows like Seinfeld, Monty Python, SNL, Broad City, Curb your Enthusiasm, are all improv based to sketch/scripted TV shows.

Sketch Comedy  Learn to write sketches for TV shows like Saturday Night Live. Explore satire, character based sketches, commercial and television parodies, monologue/weekend update jokes, create scripts for digital shorts to promote your writing samples online and more. Through collaboration with classmates and Maura, participants will heighten and punch up ideas in this creative writers room experience.

Note:  Please bring a laptop or phone for script sharing.

Emphasis on Strong Points of View
* Creating solid comedic premises
* Heightening humor with emotional stakes and style
* Writing organic jokes that serve the sketch
* Identifying common comedic constructs
* Specifying character language and point-of-view
* Practicing writers room etiquette while sharing ideas
* Taking risks and exploring new ground
* Tapping into your unique experiences and perspective

Workshop runs on Saturday/Sunday July 13/14 from 10:30am to 4:30pm both days.

About Maura Mannle
Maura is a Los Angeles based SAG/AFTRA actor, improvisor, host, writer and producer. Classically trained from the American Conservatory Theater for acting and is a graduate of the world famous Second City Improv Theater for improv and sketch comedy, long form and sketch/TV writing. Maura was trained under Second City Alumni like Frank Caeti (Mad TV), Ithamar Enriquez (Key n Peele), Jamie Moyer (Nickelodeon).

An active and passionate performer, Maura has had the pleasure to perform for over three years on the main stage at Second City, Hollywood, with house sketch ensembles, RUCKUS and house improv ensembles, DESPERADOES. She had the honor of performing with groups as Ithamar Has Nothing To Say, Speed Ant, and Hot Tin Roof at various theaters such as iO West Main stage, Comedy Central Stages, The Pit-NYC, UCB, Westside Comedy Theater, and many more.

Maura has been working in the industry for over ten years, starring in national commercials;  Adidas, Petco, Chevy, Geico, and more. Hosting for The Basketball Channel, featured writer and actor on comedy shorts for the BBC, Funny or Die, and Buzzfeed, guest starring in popular TV shows;  Trauma (NBC), Magic FunHouse (Amazon). Featured in movies like The Knife Fight (Rob Lowe.) Starring in the upcoming Sundance award winning TV show, The Unknown (AMC/SundanceTV), the award winning short film Bum Promises (Winner Golden Remi- Houston World Film Festival). Maura is most proud of writing her own content. She has written, produced and starred in the award winning horror short film, The Sanctuary (Amazon). She is currently writing, producing, and starring in the upcoming comedy series PSAers with writing partner Chelsey Ireland (Silicon Valley).

Maura has been teaching youth and adult creative writing, improv, and acting for over five years. Her in-depth experience and knowledge of directing, writing, performing, and producing sketches, content, and shorts, proves to be an invaluable resource her students. She is passionate about teaching others to find their unique voices and run with them!
She is also an active Improv Utopia Camper!

Maura Mannle reels and credits
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The Lab (View)
1 Foley St
Dublin 1 D01 WA07


Comedy > Improv

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!