Professional Sketch Comedy Instruction
Sketch Writing/Acting Combo
Over the past decade, Brian has appeared in several feature films, learning from such notables as Mickey Rooney, Billy Dee Williams, and Brad Dourif. You may recognize him from the famous cult film Pumpkinhead, or maybe Killer Next Door, which is now playing on the Mystery Channel. Most recently he appeared in the films Stroke of Genius and Dead Birds. Brian has worked in network television, and has also done lots of commercials and voice overs. For the past four years he has been a member of the Accidental Comics, the improv comedy branch of Seven Course Theater. Performing nationwide, the troupe entertains diverse audiences with improvisational, character-driven comedy. As well as writing and acting in Sketchworks, Brian now teaches Acting In Sketch Comedy at yourACT On-Camera Acting Classes. Brian is a co-producer for Sketchworks.
Intro to Sketch Writing
Sketch Writing/Acting Combo
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.
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.
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.