KIDS (Ages 8-12)

2-Week Virtual Summ

er Sketch Cam


Do you have a born jokester or entertainer in your house who yearns for the limelight?
Sketchworks Comedy is where they want to be this summer!

Our two-week Virtual Summer Kids Sketch Camp (ages 8-12) is aimed at developing the next generation of Atlanta's funniest artists and talent.

During this virtual two-week camp, students will learn:
Learn the Basics of Sketch Comedy and Acting

Write their own sketches and solo pieces

Develop Character Building Skills

Play Improv Games

Week One: Learn the Basics of Sketch Comedy Acting and Writing

Week Two: Solo Character Work and On-Camera Presence
Sketchworks is offering a 'choose your own adventure' style virtual camp. Pick and choose from classes (acting, character and writing) or take all three for a discounted price!

An additional Basics of Video Editing (ages 10-17) class is also available during the July session.
June 8-12 and June 15-19
10:00am - 1:00pm

Coaches: Kirsten Krehbiel, Sasha Friedman and John D. Babcock, III

($250 for first week only)

Other Payment Options:
If paying by check. Make payable to Sketchworks Classes and mail to:
Sketchworks Comedy Theatre
4480-H South Cobb Drive
PO Box 303
Smyrna, GA 30080

Kirsten Krehbiel

Kirsten Krehbiel was born and raised in small town Kansas. After graduating with a Performing Arts degree, she bounced around before settling down in Atlanta.

Kirsten did her master class with Sketchworks in 2016 and has done several shows with them since including:  “From Russia with Sketch”, “Love, Family, Mars”, and “Vape”. Kirsten worked as the assistant teacher in this years Sketchworks kids camps.

When she is not on stage, you can find her piddling around her house with her cat Dobby.

Sasha Friedman

Sasha Friedman fell in love with acting when she first appeared in the musical "Oliver" in 7th grade. She performed in many performance in high school and decided to enroll in the theatre program in UGA. After graduation, Sasha decided to also pursue her love of children and she received a K-5 certification to become an elementary school teacher. Sasha taught in Dekalb and Gwinnett County schools for 7 years where she won "Walmart Teacher of the Year Award." Sasha also enjoyed her passion for theatre part time while she was teaching. Sasha's favorite roles include, Cleopatra in "Antony and Cleopatra, Sally Bowles in "Cabaret", Corie in "Barefoot in the Park", Eleanor in "Lion in Winter", Gwendolyn in "The Importance of Being Ernest", and Sunny in "Last Night of Ballyhoo." Sasha has also had various roles in independent films which have been seen in several film festivals. Sasha performs with Sketchworks Comedy which she enjoys tremendously because loves making people laugh. She is so excited to join the Sketchworks educational team where she can combine her love for theatre and children!

John D. Babcock

John's comedy career started when he wrote and performed sketches in his backyard for neighbors. John joined Sketchworks Comedy in January 2017 as a cast member of LAUGHTER REHAB.

In addition to writing and performing for Sketchworks, John writes murder mystery plays for Agatha's - A Taste of Mystery, The Mystery Café of Indianapolis, and Laughing Matters.  He also contributes on-air scripts to Turner Classic Movies - having  written for the late Robert Osborne, and currently for host Ben Mankiewicz.  And his play INDEPENDENT, about filmmaker John Cassavetes, was included in Essential Theatre's 2017 Summer Festival.

John is a loving and dedicated husband and father who drives a sensible car and has no pets.

John Buisman

On the 10th of December years ago, John Philip Buisman emerged from the woods of Saskatchewan with nothing but a half-eaten jar of Nutella and a rubber Chicken. Where he comes from is a mystery. When the Canadian police asked him his name, he responded with:
Kidding. (We think.)

John graduated Summa Cum Laude with his BA in Theatre in 2017 from the University of Georgia (that is actually a real detail of his life). He is completely OBSESSED with sketch comedy, and, as a result, has done a ton of shows with Sketchworks! John has worked in the Sketchworks summer camps for the past two summers, and will also be teaching the camps as lead instructor for this upcoming summer 2019. He has a passion for extracurricular education, and works in the sleepover program at the Georgia Aquarium.

John's previous theatre credits include "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged," "Skin of Our Teeth," "Machinal," and "ZOOM! POW! SMASH!" which premiered at the Atlanta Fringe Festival. His on-screen credits include film "34 Inches" and web series "Classy Suzette."

Tom von Dohlen

Tom originally hails from the hills of West Virginia, is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and is a current MFA candidate at SCAD. He's a face in the comedy community of Atlanta and is thrilled to be involved in another Sketchworks show! Recently he's competed with his improv team "Vibe Check" in the ATL Winter Improv League where they were finalists. He also plays Henry in "The Campaign", a D&D web series. Hope you enjoy the chuckles!



Prior to 48 hours before your registered class start date, you may cancel your registration and receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within those 48 hours will result in forfeiture of payment. Please email to cancel/inquire about refund.


No refunds for shows. If you have an emergency, please let us know within 48 hours of show date for ticket purchased. We will exchange your ticket for a different date or hold for a different show, as long as seats are available.

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