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Writers Room 1 – Sketch Comedy Writing Class

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  • Full Price: $240.00 each
  • Concession: $210.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Sun 1 May 2022, 1:30pm–3:30pm



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Writers Room 1 will introduce students to the basic concepts and tools of sketch writing and development, with a focus on writing for live and audio sketch comedy. From the kernel of an idea to the final cut, students will put theory into practice at every step as they develop their own sketches throughout the term.

Topics covered include:
- Introduction to sketch comedy
- Idea generation
- Developing strong and clear comedic ideas
- Pitching ideas and taking feedback
- Heightening and exploring
- Solo sketch and character development
- Writing for audio sketch
- Specificity
- Production considerations and staging a sketch

There is no previous writing or improv experience required to take this class.

This course meets for 5 sessions that are each 2 hours long.

Big Fork Theatre is dedicated to long-form improvisation and sketch comedy in the Chicago and New York-style, as made famous by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mike Meyers. Big Fork primarily focuses on comedic improvisation.

Big Fork's teachers have many years experience both in teaching and performing, many of whom have travelled around the world to perform and learn from some of the best improv teachers there are. Our teachers are committed to creating a fun and enriching environment to learn in and grow the Brisbane improvisational community.

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