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ColdTowne Theater

Sketch Level 02 (Mon)

with Dave Buckman


Sketch Level 2: Discovering Your Voice

Prequisite: must have taken Sketch Level 01 at ColdTowne

In this 6-week class, you and your classmates will pitch your fresh sketch ideas and hold table reads of your drafts in a collaborative setting. This is a deeper dive into satire, parody, characters, heightening the absurd and an intro into collaborative writing and show production.

You will finish this class with your completed 3 sketch packet - an example portfolio of your sketch comedy writing. 

This class includes a showcase performance at the end of the six weeks featuring one of your scripts.

DAVE BUCKMAN has directed, taught and performed at some of the world’s leading improvisational comedy institutions. After several years studying and teaching improv in Chicago, Dave served as Artistic Director of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam for 2 years, where he was fortunate to work with and direct some of the funniest people working in television and web-based sketch comedy today. After Europe, Dave worked as a director and teacher at The Second City in Chicago. He has directed MainStage shows at ColdTowne: Bigfoot, the musical, Austin Translation, Barney Biller Dark Night, The Roast of St, Nick, Eye for an iPhone and Shanty Town Lake. The Second City: Who’s yer Baghdadi?” (Cleveland), World’s Gone Wild” (Touring Company) and Deficit Comedy Jam (Touring Company) Boom Chicago: Your Privacy is our Business, Europe, We’ve Created a Monster, The Future is Here and it is Slightly Annoying. In 2002, he directed “Boom Chicago: RockStars” only the second stage-swap with The Second City’s Main Stage in its 50 year history.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 2 payments of $87.50, paid every two weeks.
  • Apr 1 - May 13th, 2024
    Mon for 7 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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