WRITING FOR TELEVISION: MONOLOGUES AND SKETCH (Weekly)
When:Thurs.Feb 27th - Thurs. April 12th, 2014 (5:45PM-7:45PM)
Have you ever wanted to submit a writing package to a topical comedy show like "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" but weren’t sure where to begin?
Are you good at writing jokes but lack experience with Monologues and Sketch?
Have you written sketches for stage and want to learn how to write them for the screen?
Are you looking for an excuse to get out of your house from 5:45 to 7:45pm Thursday nights from Feb 27th to April 10th?
Then this is the class for you!
In the first six weeks you will learn how to write topical comic monologues and sketches. Topics covered include: how to write topical characters and sketches, structure, how to avoid common newbie mistakes, how to rewrite, revise and improve your work.
Feedback will be given on your work.
You will leave the class with one monologue and one sketch created by you!
Final week: you got questions about the biz? Fire away!
Jennifer Whalen is a Toronto based writer and Second City Alumni.
Formerly the Head Writer of the award winning satirical comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Jennifer is currently in preproduction on Barbados Bad, a female buddy-action-comedy movie, produced by Fred Roos (Lost Translation, The Godfather), Executive Produced by Orian Williams (Control). She is also in development with two original comedies: Good Behaviour with eOne for Canada’s premier network CTV and in the US with Rock Bottom (Ben Stiller/Red Hour).
Jennifer co-created, wrote and produced a pilot for Disney called The Brontes, an animated children’s show about the Bronte Sisters as well as developing Little Mosque On the Prairie (CBC/Mind’s Eye). She has also worked on a number of shows with some guy’s name in the title, including The Ron James Show, The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network/IFC) and the critically acclaimed Gavin Crawford Show.
She has been nominated for three Geminis, four Canadian Comedy Awards and won both a WGC Award and a Canadian Comedy Award for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
She originated the role of the Aviatrix in the Tony Award Winning Drowsy Chaperone.
And according to IMDB she danced the lead in Swan Lake in 2005. She wishes this were true.