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Kevin McDonald Presents: Make a Sketch Comedy Show!

Kevin McDonald Presents: Make a Sketch Comedy Show!

WFG Black Lodge | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5 | 7pm - 10pm

Location: Black Lodge
Registration Fee: 220 – 250
Instructor: Kevin McDonald

WFG Black Lodge | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5 | 7pm – 10pm

Sketch Comedy Show at the Cinematheque Date TBD

Kids in the Hall legend, Kevin McDonald, is back at the WFG teaching a 6 week Sketch Comedy School in May and June! If you are interested in the world of Sketch Comedy this is the class for you!

The class will conclude with a sketch comedy showcase at the WFG Cinematheque in June on a date TBD. The class will allow the workshop students to hone their sketch comedy craft and then perform their sketches in front of a live audience hosted by Kevin McDonald!

 

Workshop Info:

The students will be working from scratch. Kevin will get the students to come up with premises and turn them into written sketches. The class will then spend classes rehearsing these sketches and then will ultimately perform that at the showcase.

Class 1: May 1, 2018: Kevin will provide a lecture about writing sketch comedy and how to take premises and turn them into sketches. Kevin will give the class a few example sketch premises and together the class would write an outline for those sketches. At the end of the class, Kevin will give out homework to the students – to come up with three premises each, for comedy sketches.

Class 2: May 8, 2018: The class presents the sketch premises to Kevin. Kevin then will choose 1 premise for each student. Then the students and Kevin would give notes for each premise on how to write them into sketches. The class homework for the week – write the sketches out of their chosen premise.

Class 3: May 15: Class reads the written sketches and gives notes. The class homework for the week – re-write the sketches based on the notes they received.

Class 4: May 22: The class reads the re-written sketches. Kevin picks 7 that will be the sketches the class works on. Kevin casts all the scenes. Every student will be in 1 or 2 of the sketches. The class starts to rehearse the sketches. Homework – memorize the sketches.

Class 5: May 29: Full rehearsal of all the sketches.

Class 6: Full run through of the show. Second run through is a dress rehearsal.

Showcase: The showcase will take place at the Cinematheque on a date TBD in June.

 

For more info on this class please email milos@winnipegfilmgroup.com

 

REFUND POLICY

Notice Given:                                           Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date             Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date     Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

 

 

 

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