Sketch Comedy 101 with Briyana D. Clarel

(Virtual)

Taught by Briyana D. Clarel

Starts Wednesday April 21st 7-9PM EST

This supportive, action-packed course will help you turn your wackiest ideas into sketches ready to be performed for an audience.

In 6 weeks, you’ll learn the basics of writing a sketch, including premise, structure, and revision. You’ll get the inspiration, feedback, and encouragement needed to polish your writing and showcase your creations. This course is great for beginners and people seeking a refresher or a space to reimagine sketch for our current Zoomy times.

What This Course Covers

  • Generating Ideas
  • Anatomy of a Sketch
  • Formatting
  • Feedback & Revision

When

Wednesdays from 7-9pm EST (4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26) plus a graduation show on 5/29 from 5-7pm EST

Where

Zoom! (link will be provided after registration)

Price

$235

Capacity

12 Students Max (6 Students Min**)

Prerequisites

None! (except a desire to learn, write, and laugh in a supportive setting!)

* One scholarship will be available per course, based on financial need. Email us at students@offmiccomedyschool.com for specific requirements.

**If minimum attendance is not met, all students will be refunded 10 days prior to the course start.

About The Course

This supportive, action-packed course will help you turn your wackiest ideas into sketches ready to be performed for an audience. In 6 weeks, you’ll learn the basics of writing a sketch, including premise, structure, and revision. You’ll get the inspiration, feedback, and encouragement needed to polish your writing and showcase your creations. This course is great for beginners and people seeking a refresher or a space to reimagine sketch for our current Zoomy times.

This course includes a graduation class show and access to our Slack community!

About the Instructor

Briyana D. Clarel (they/them)

is a Black queer theatre artist, writer, and educator passionate about musical theatre, mangoes, and memoirs. Briyana is the host of A Very Virgo Virtual Show and the founder of The Starfruit Project, a platform supporting radical healing and brilliant growth through creativity. Briyana’s poetry and prose are published in TAYO Literary Magazine, cavityBlack Youth ProjectMELANINzine, and print anthologies. As a director, performer, and playwright, they have brought stories to life with the Painted Bride Art Center, Shoe Box Theatre Collective, Theatre Evolve, Dixon Place, Broad Views on Broadway, Cabernet Cabaret ATX, Philly Free Fringe, and more. Their solo show unboxed: a healing debuted at the 2018 OUTsider Festival.

Briyana is a 2016 recipient of the Acts of Greatness LGBTQ Youth Community Award, a 2020-2021 Core Playwright with InterAct Theatre Company, and a 2020 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grantee. They are one-fourth of Philly sketch comedy team The Rhubarbs and a member of Ring of Keys. Born and raised in South Jersey, Briyana earned an AB in Sociology from Princeton University. They love sleep, ferns, and taro bubble tea. Keep up with their adventures at briyanaclarel.com and @briyanaclarel.

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