Instructors


Professional Sketch Comedy Instruction


Jen Kelley
Intro to Sketch Writing

Jen is one of the co-founders of Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy. In addition to serving as a producer, Jen also heads up the writing department. She has personally written and produced hundreds of sketches for Sketchworks and has helped to produce over a thousand Sketchworks sketches since opening in 2001. She also directs, teaches and from time to time, you’ll even see her on stage.

But wait! There’s more! Jen is also co-author of The Actor’s Guide for Kids, a step-by-step guide for parents of child actors. She has also written industrials, short films, columns and plays.

Jen Kelley is a Casting Director and co-founder of Big Picture Casting.


Summer McCusker
Kid's Summer Camp

You may have last seen Summer on stage in Sketchwork's Episode II: Attack of the Clowns and assisting with Sketchworks Kid's Camps in previous years. She has performed and taught children across the country as an actor/educator with California Theatre Center, The National Theatre for Children, Lexington Children's Theatre, and The Springer Theatre Academy. When she is not on stage performing or working with children, she is creating wacky characters behind a microphone for commercials, radio spots, and website flash videos. She enjoys kittens, fancy technology, comic books, video games, and all nerdy fandoms.


Jessica McGuire
Intro to Sketch Acting  |  Kid's Summer Camp

Jessica was born in a pineapple field in Hawaii, or at least that’s what her parents told her until the age of five. It was then that she decided to continue the lying and so, at the age of 18, she set out to conquer a BA in Theatre Arts at LaGrange College. You may have seen Jessica around town performing with Improv Road Show, as a member of The Basement Theatre or with her long form improv group called Carriage House at The Brink Improv. Jessica has taught far and wide, both children and adults, from South Korea to the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln, NH, to Sketchworks Industrial Strength Comedy here in Atlanta. She has also written and performed original scripts with Sketchworks and the Papermill Theatre. As the wife of a pilot, Jessica enjoys traveling to far off, exotic places. When she’s not performing, teaching or jet setting, she enjoys fine champagne, walking dogs and dancing to hip Zumba beats.