Developing a Sketch Show

Building on the foundations set in Level 1, this course focuses on the writer’s room and producing a full sketch show. During the first 4 weeks of the course, students will learn the process of pitching & brainstorming and working in a writer’s room, and will then be expected to write and select sketches for a 30-minute student show. The second half of the course will consist of producing and rehearsing the show itself.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Workshopping sketches critically and with grace
  • Casting & table reads
  • Working with and directing actors
  • Acting for the stage
  • Breaking down a sketch for props & cues
  • The tech booth, tech’ing a show and learning QLab to run cues
  • Rehearsals, getting ‘off book’
  • Sketch show formats
  • & much more!

Prerequisites: Sketch 101