[SUMMER 2022]SKETCH LEVEL ONE: INTRO TO WRITING
Students will learn the foundational skills to be a sketch comedy writer and create a body of work through a combination of class instruction, hands-on exercises, curated viewings, peer feedback, and homework assignments. Classes will take place from 6:30-9:30pm each Thursday starting on 7/28 and will last for 8 weeks. Work from the class will be presented September 15 as a staged reading hosted by Monkey Business Institute.
- Class Dates: Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center (Youth Room).
- Price: $225
- Prerequisites: None.
- Teacher Ben Seidensticker: Ben has been DJing and improvising on-stage with Monkey Business Institute since 2017, but has been performing, writing, directing, and producing sketch comedy for more than 10 years. He was the producer behind the Lucid Dreaming Sketch shows featuring the work of many first-time writers. When not trying to make people laugh Ben likes board games, video games, making spreadsheets line up, reading sci-fi novels, juggling, and indulging in podcasts.
Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to starting class. Our default policy is that properly worn facemasks are required during class as students will be in close proximity. However, this policy may be modified by a unanimous vote in class.