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Crafting Sketch Comedy: a Flatiron Writers Room Workshop
Sat, April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Do you want to write character monologues, commercial parody or political satire? Are you in a comedy group and need to learn how to turn an inspired improv into a written scene? If so, this class is for you!
There’s a reason SNL, The Tonight Show, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee staff their writing rooms with Second City, Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade alums. The skills learned at those comedy institutions are invaluable.
Maryedith Burrell (Second City, Groundlings, SNL, Fridays, Seinfeld ) and Tom Chalmers ( Artistic Director Groundlings East, Staff Writer: Showtime TV, Director Asheville School of Improv) bring their comedy pedigrees to this 8-session writing course.
Through games, writing prompts and collaboration exercises, students will learn how to develop comedy material; how to take an idea and shape it, how to recognize a character with legs, and how to avoid crippling blocks to creative flow.
Classes run Saturdays, Feb.18-April 8th, 10AM-12:30PM. Enrollment is limited.
Cost: $250 if you register before Feb. 11, 2017, $275 after.
BYO laptop or writing materials.
See the Flatiron Writers Room website for more information or the option of registering by check: https://www.flatironwritersroom.com/previous-workshops/
What's the refund policy?
Inclement weather: If the instructors have to cancel a session due to weather, the Flatiron Writers Room will email you and post an announcement on our websites by 8 a.m. the day of the session. The instructors will reschedule the missed class for a time convenient to as many participants as possible. The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until 5 p.m. on February 11, 2017, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.