The Sketch Project
Sketchwriting & Performance
hosted by Andel Sudik (with assistance from Tara DeFrancisco)
Second City etc performer and touring company/boatco/theatrical director, Andel, will be assisting Nesties through their first beginning sketchwriting & performance class!
Four classes will run each Tuesday evening
Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16 6pm-8pm
Tech weekend will be Sat Oct20 1-6pm & Sun Oct 21, 12-3pm,
with a 3pm mini revue on Sun Oct 21!
The idea: Developed specifically with the Nest, we’ve decided to focus upon different writing fundamentals each week – things like blackouts, group scenes, relationship driven scenes, political/satirical sketches, openings/closers – and Andel (and Tara) will walk you through the ideas and fundamentals of creating your own material. Each week you will be given homework assignments, and we will do roundtable reads on material to be pitched and combed through. Eventually, the sketches will be paired down, a few will be selected. This will be made into a small 30-45 minute revue running order by Andel & Tara, so that we can get reps on actually attempting the material on it’s feet – learning about things like chair sets, show running, and RO theory.
Beyond all the cool parts of this completely innovative course, you will have material you’ve made to keep and implement or pitch for sketch shows of your own at The Nest, as well as new tools to get you there for starting to create your own voice and work.
[At some point, we may offer an advanced course as well for those that are interested, but this course will cover quite a bit of intro material in a short amount of time. 4 weeks of a tight knit class supporting one another through homework and exciting projects, one full hardcore weekend of getting the sketches selected up to try in a safe environment to begin.]
This class will be limited to 12 people maximum for time and connection potential.
12 person cap
Level 1 prerequisite required in The Nest improvisational program