Sketch Comedy Writing Program

Session #1 of the Sketch Comedy Writing Program is SOLD OUT. Please email renoimprov@gmail.com to be notified when future classes open up.

The Sketch Comedy Writing Program at Reno Improv consists of four 8-week sessions and culminates with a full-length sketch comedy revue written by the students and performed by six actors (three men and three women) within the community.

The first session will cover an intro to comedy writing, comedic voice, character development, the 5-point structure, point of view, tension, stakes, and more. Sessions #2 and #3 will delve into the various forms of sketch, blackouts, songs, and rewriting, and Session #4 will be the production process, which will teach students how to put on a full-length sketch comedy revue. To get the most out of the program, please be prepared to commit to all four sessions.

Session #1 of the Sketch Comedy Writing Program starts Sunday, February 3 and runs through March 24. We will meet at 695 Willow St. (corner of Wells Ave. and Willow St.), Sundays from 3 – 6 p.m. This class is offered to adults 18 and over and will be limited to 8 students. The cost is $200. You can pay ahead of time via PayPal at paypal.me/renoimprov (Reno Improv owner Ben Craig is the payee). You can also pay with cash, credit/debit card or check the first day of class. Contact renoimprov@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Sketch Comedy Writing Program: Session 1
Sunday, February 3 – March 24, 2019
3 – 6 p.m.
Cost: $200

Level I: Intro to Short Form

Improv training can be a life-changing experience. Becoming a skilled and confident improviser is an adventure worth the effort. Reno Improv provides a supportive and fun learning environment during every step of your improv journey. Our classes are designed to help you experience immediate success and have lots of fun in a safe, welcoming setting.

In this class, you’ll sharpen your listening skills, explore and play with new people and learn the basics of improv comedy. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to loosen up, be more spontaneous and learn to take healthy risks on stage and in life. The class will incorporate scene work, movement-based and group exercises along with short form improv games to help you become more confident, trusting and graceful on stage.

Class starts Monday, March 4 and runs through April 22. The class will culminate with a student showcase. We will meet at 695 Willow St. (corner of Wells Ave. and Willow St.), Mondays from 6 – 8:30 p.m. This class is offered to adults 18 and over and will be limited to 14 people. The cost is $175. You can pay ahead of time via PayPal at paypal.me/renoimprov (Reno Improv owner Ben Craig is the payee). You can also pay with cash, credit/debit card or check the first day of class. Contact renoimprov@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Level I: Introduction to Short Form Improv
Monday, March 4 – April 22, 2019
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $175