Arts + Culture,

Kevin McDonald: Improv to Sketch Workshop

Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Arcade Comedy Theater
943 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Writing good sketches doesn't have to take days slaving away in a coffee shop. Learn the fast and focused "Kids in the Hall method" of improv-based sketch writing. Work with the legendary Kids in the Hall co-founder Kevin McDonald in this day-long workshop, as he forms groups, runs improv exercises, and helps you hone in on a premise-driven sketch.


This is a hands-on, get-up-and-go workshop that will have you performing, writing, and learning all day long. At the end of the day, you'll have a brand new sketch that's ready to be performed, plus tips and lessons to apply in future writing sessions.


Students should plan to bring a notebook, pen, and water bottle. Laptops are optional but encouraged.


Workshop Schedule:


  • This workshop: Saturday 10/12, 10am – 5:30pm: "Improv to Sketch" Workshop @ Arcade
  • Sunday 10/13, 10am – 5:30pm: "Premise to Sketch" Workshop @ Arcade
  • Sunday 10/13, 7pm: Kevin McDonald Show featuring Sunday's Workshop Sketches


Prerequisite: Students should have completed a prior sketch class or have had at least one year writing/performing sketch experience.

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