KIDS/TEENS ZOOM CLASS | AGES 10-16


Sketch Comedy Triple Threat

Cathy Poley, John D. Babcock III & Tom von Dohlen
FROM PAPER TO SCREEN

Take your training to the next level and learn the behind-the-scenes and on-camera work for creating video content! In this 10-week program, students will learn all the steps to creating their own comedic video content, from Writing, Acting, and Basic Film Production!

Students will:
Play improv games to build confidence and wake up your creativity

Use basic character development as well as physical and vocal exercises to create sketch comedy characters

Practice on-camera technique versus stage performance

Write original sketches and solo character pieces in the correct film format with your fellow students in a "writers room" setting

Develop basic filming and editing skills by performing your very own solo character pieces and original scenes
Sign up now and become a triple threat: Writer, Performer, Filmmaker! This class will take place online, over Zoom!

Software and Video:
Writing:
Students are recommended to download Celtx on their computers (it’s free!). However, they are welcomed to use any writing software.

Filming: Students are welcome to use their cell phone or laptop cameras.

Editing: Students can use iMovie or equivalent to learn basic editing. Coach Tom can also assist with editing on Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
SKETCH COMEDY TRIPLE THREAT
Sundays, Sep 13 - Nov 15 | 1:00-3:00pm
10-weeks


COST: $350 ($300 before Sep 7/Labor Day)
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.

Coaches

Cathy Poley
Improv and Acting Coach

Cathy Poley, an award-winning writer/producer and comedian, has written/produced Emmy-winning videos and was once voted Funniest Person in Atlanta. She has been seen in TV series such as Eastbound and Down and Ozark and is proud to be a performer/writer/director with Sketchworks. Cathy has a keen sense of humor, a dazzling personality, and a VHS tape of the Princess Bride that belongs to her former roommate Brandi. If you see Brandi, tell her to come get her stuff!
John D. Babcock, III
Writing Coach

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 contributed on-air scripts to Turner Classic Movies - having  written for the late Robert Osborne, and Ben Mankiewicz.  His play INDEPENDENT, about filmmaker John Cassavetes, received its world premiere at Essential Theatre's 2017 Summer Festival.

John is a loving and dedicated husband and father who drives a sensible car and has no pets.
Tom von Dohlen
Editing and Acting Coach

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!
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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