Arts + Culture,

Kevin McDonald: Premise to Sketch Workshop & Show

Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Arcade Comedy Theater
943 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

You've got a funny idea for a sketch, but now what? In this day-long workshop, you'll be developing brand new sketches based on simple premises you've come up with. You'll learn writing tips and strategies for turning your ideas into fully-formed drafts that are hilarious and engaging. Throughout the day, Kevin will be guiding you through a writing and revision process, giving feedback and direction, and creating a sketch show that you'll perform that evening!


Students will attend a day-long workshop, take a break, and then perform in the 7PM show that evening. At the end of it all, you'll walk away with finished sketches, and the tools to apply Kevin's writing methods for future projects.


Students should arrive with 3-5 premises or ideas for sketches, as well as a notebook, pen, water bottle, and laptop.


Workshop Schedule:


  • Saturday 10/12, 10am – 5:30pm: "Improv to Sketch" Workshop @ Arcade
  • This workshop: 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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