TEENS (Ages 13-17)

2-Week Virtual Summ

er Intensives
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! We're offering an additional Basics of Video Editing class, too!

Sketch Comedy Writing with John D. Babcock III

Campers will spruce up their comedy writing skills with our Head Writer John D. Babcock III and learn helpful techniques for writing comedy. Campers will:

• learn correct script formatting
• learn the difference between writing for film and writing for stage
• mimic an actual writer’s room (just like the adults do it!)
• write their own original sketches

Sketch Acting with Kirsten Krehbiel

It’s time to break down the art of Comedy Acting and Coach Kirsten is ready to whip these campers into shape. Campers will:

• play improv and character games
• read through scripts written by our Sketchworks Kids Writers and Sketchworks Writers
• practice comedy techniques and comedic timing
• watch and breakdown filmed and stage performances

Solo Sketch Character with Tom von Dohlen

Dive in deeper with character study with Coach Tom as your guide! It’s time to dust off those cat ears and clown shoes and start creating your own Sketch Character. Who knows...maybe your parents will even let you raid their closet from some retro costume pieces. Campers will:

• create their own sketch comedy characters
• write their own monologue or host bit
• perform their solo pieces for the class and share them on our social media page

Video Editing Basics with Tom von Dohlen (Ages 10-17)

For the first time ever, Sketchworks is offering a Video Editing Class for our students! Coach Tom will be walking Campers through basic editing techniques with a focus on capturing the humor of a scene. Campers will:

• learn basic editing skills and observe Coach Tom with screen share
• learn basic filming techniques
• film their own comedy and host bits to practice editing
• learn editing techniques for specific YouTube/Comedy videos

It is preferable for students to have access to Adobe Premiere. Adobe Premiere offers a one-week free trial, so we would suggest taking advantage of that during the second week. However, it is not required to have Adobe Premiere. If students are familiar with another editing software, they will still be able to learn techniques for how to edit pieces together to crank up the comedy.
July 6-10 and July 13-17

Sketch Acting (10am-10:45am)
Solo Sketch Character (11:05am-11:50am)
Sketch Comedy Writing (12:10pm-12:55pm)

Coaches: Tom von Dohlen, Kirsten Krehbiel, and John D. Babcock III

(For individual classes)
(For all three)

Editing Basics
(This is a standalone two-week session)

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.

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!

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.



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 classes@sketchworkscomedy.com 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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