Monday Nights: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22
In this four week online workshop you will learn and practice writing sketch comedy for the stage and television. Each class will begin with a lecture from the instructor, providing online examples of different types of sketches. Then the instructor will open up the class to a writers room where you will pitch your own ideas, while offering thoughts and punch ups to your classmates ideas. There will be homework each week. If you are able to attend each class and keep up with the homework then it’s possible you can leave this workshop with four new sketches! This class will be conducted via Zoom. Limited to ten participants.
Week 1: Sketch Comedy Structure and Premise Based Sketch
Week 2: Character Sketch
Week 3: Parody Sketch
Week 4: Satirical Sketch
Instructor Bio: Carla Cackowski is currently the Artistic Director at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. She regularly tours across the world with her two person improv show, “Orange Tuxedo”. She toured on boats with Second City performing improv and sketch comedy in international waters for over a year. Carla was a staff writer for a children’s sketch show on DreamWorksTV and wrote a twenty three episode children’s series that aired on PBSKids. She was a semi-finalist for NBC’s Writers on the Verge in 2019. She has written and produced six plays, some of which include monologues published by APPLAUSE BOOKS in a series of monologue anthologies. She’s directed premium sketch shows at Second City Los Angeles, as well as having taught improv and sketch there for the past decade. More info at www.carlacackowski.com
Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is dependent upon availability. For enrolled students a confirmation welcome email will be sent 24 before the start of the first class. There are no refunds or transfers on tuition.