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All bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, for a 5% change of registration fee you may alter your booking before the course start date – deferring to a later term or giving your spot to a friend.
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Our Sketch Writing curriculum is intended to give anyone the tools and theory to start writing sketch comedy for the stage and screen in the tradition pioneered by respected American comedy schools like The Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
There is no prior experience required to get started.
Each week students will watch and analyse sketch comedy videos as a group, do table reads of student-written sketches, and discuss possible ways to improve them via rewrites in a collaborative writers' room environment. Each week will feature a different homework assignment (e.g. topical current events sketches, character-based sketches, genre parody sketches, etc.) and a discussion of best practices to ensure that everyone is well-equipped to tackle the assignment.
Students who do their homework each week will leave the course with at least six original sketches, at various levels of polish depending on how much time they spend on their recommended rewrites.
As this is a pure writing class, there is no end-of-term performance associated with this workshop.
While we don’t anticipate having to change the instructor after registrations open, please be aware that this may happen from time to time.
Caitlyn joined the Improv Conspiracy in 2015 and made a name for herself as a valuable resource in the world of comedy writing. Caitlyn studied writing with The Second City and has written and produced two critically acclaimed sketch shows Who We Were and I'm Here (nominated best comedy at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017) and has many years experience in stage design and show production. You can catch her writing and performing in action on the TIC House Sketch Team and with the comedy team Hit By A Blimp. You can also see her perform improv each week with her Harold Team The Sirens.