Intro to Sketch Writing

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This class will teach you how to come up with sketch ideas, pitch them, and then see them through the writing and rewriting stages. Whether your goal is to write your own sketch show, get on a house team, or eventually get hired for professional writing jobs, this class can help. It will give you all the tools you need to feel confident about your writing. It's suitable for beginners or people looking to refresh their skills.

Prerequisite: None. Absolute beginners welcome!

7 Intensive Classes + Table Read Showcase for only $249!

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Instructor: Skander Halim

JUNE 22 - AUGUST 10*,
Saturdays, 2-4 PM

Table Read:
AUGUST 11, Sunday

*Skip Saturday, July 6

Class Policies


Finding Your Voice

Now that you’re familiar with sketch basics, it’s time to identify and refine what makes you uniquely funny, and how you can bring that to the table at all stages of the process: idea generation, pitching, writing, and collaboration.

Prerequisite: Completed Sketch Level 1 or equivalent course work at another reputable improv/sketch theater

7 Classes + Showcase for only $199!


Class Policies:

1. Students are required to see two improv shows at The Improv Space

While enrolled in an Improv Space course, students will be allowed free admission to watch improv shows at the theater. Before graduating their class level, students are expected to attend at least two improv performances at The Improv Space. These shows allow students to witness improv concepts in action, and brief class discussions of these shows will help to build an improv vocabulary.

2. Attendance / Tardiness

Students are allowed two absences in the event of an emergency or scheduling conflict. If more than two class sessions are missed, the student will not be allowed to graduate onto the next level without retaking the course. Arriving to class more than 30 minutes late will be counted as an absence.

For 4-week Intensives, students are only allowed one absence.

3. No refunds on or after the first day of the class

If a student must drop out of the course before the third session, the student may be offered a credit to retake the class.

4. Code of Conduct

Every TIS student has the right to learn in a safe, supportive environment. The Improv Space is committed to forming a community for performers to come together to create, inspire and risk in a safe and fun environment - it’s part of our mission statement.

Inappropriate class conduct includes:

  • Consumption of drugs, alcohol, or use of tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) during class.

  • Destruction of the physical class space, which includes the walls, chairs, lights, doors, and other TIS property.

  • Inappropriate verbal, physical, or sexual conduct with other students or the class instructor.

  • Bringing uninvited guests to class.

  • Sexual harassment of any kind. Please see our Sexual Harassment Policy.

Additionally, students are asked to help foster a supportive learning environment without distractions. Students must abstain from eating, writing or reading text messages, using their cell phones, or talking while fellow classmates or teachers are talking.

Inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and may result in suspension and/or removal from class without a refund.