TEENS (Ages 13-17)


2-Week Summ

er Intensive
Coaches: John Buisman and John D. Babcock
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Teens will learn the ins and outs of sketch comedy live AND video production! They will write and rehearse for their very own fully-produced show and shoot a professionally-filmed video sketch set to premiere at their showcase.

Building on our Kids Camp, Teens will have a more hands-on experience in producing their show! They will meet with Head Writer John D. Babcock for writing sessions à la “writing room” to create original sketches, solo pieces, runners, and/or blackout sketches for their show. Acting Coach John Buisman will guide the teens in blocking and rehearsing sketches, pre-production for their film, stage management, and much more. In this camp, teens are working alongside their coach to put on their best show possible!

This two-week intensive includes:
Sketch Writing
Acting Technique for Theatre and Film
Comedic Timing
Solo Sketch Pieces
Improv
Pre-Production for Film
Stage Management
This camp will culminate in a fully-produced LIVE sketch comedy show and the premiere of their professionally-produced SKETCH VIDEO!

Cost:

$850 ($750 early-bird special before May 1)

Sibling Discount:
Take advantage of our Sibling Discount and save 10%! Contact us for details!
TWO-WEEK INTENSIVE
July 6-10 and July 13-17
9:00am - 4:00pm

Showcase:
Sat, July 18 | 2pm
Location:
Village Theatre
Coaches:
John Buisman and John D. Babcock

$850
($750 early-bird special before May 1)

After care available for extra cost

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

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."
CRANKIN' OUT THE FUNNY SINCE 2001

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

 

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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