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Sketch Level 1 – Writing Intensive
4 classes: October 1st, 15th, 22nd, 29th (No October 8th – Thanksgiving)
Unique to Instant Theatre, the 4 week Sketch Writing Intensive will teach students the valuable fundamentals of sketch comedy writing including: Premise, Comedic Conflict, Creating Memorable Comic Characters, Rule of Three, Comedic Twist, Collaboration, Satire & Parody. Weekly classes will be split between practical lessons & group exercises, as well as, workshopping student sketches in a weekly writers room.
After 4 weeks, students will gain a foundation in the basics of sketch writing, the invaluable feedback & experience of working in a weekly comedy writer’s room and the tools & knowledge to further develop their comedic writing.
There are no refunds for this class
Jackie Blackmore has been a professional actor, improv & physical comedian, award-wining playwright & comedy writer for over 24 years. She also collects sketch comedy groups. She’s been in a lot of them: Strapless Comedy, The Skinny, Grimaldi’s Asylum, Blackout Broadcast, Off Centre Television, Terribly Inappropriate, One Night Stand, Radio Edit, Tight Corset Theatre, & The Legend of Bonefish. They take her places: The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver Sketchfests, Canwest Global Comedyfest, Vancouver International Comedy Festival, Montreal, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver & Edmonton Fringe Festivals where she regularly headlines sold-out shows. She also does straight dramatic theatre: Proof, The Vagina Monologues, Dancing at Lughnasa, Awkward (her solo one woman show), Dumb Blind Luck, The Good Time Girls & Saucy Bits. She sells things in commercials & plays quirky young mom zombie-killing paramedic cops on Film & TV in shows such as: Loudermilk, Death Note, No Tomorrow, No Men Beyond This Point, Supernatural, Bates Motel, Fringe, V, Psych, and Stargate Universe. She is a past weekly performing Masterclass & Rookie League member of Vancouver Theatresports. Jackie teaches Sketch Comedy Writing at Vancouver Film School & Instant Theatre and is the Director of The VFS Sketch Company where she directs up to 6-9 shows a year.