- INSTRUCTOR: Julia Jones
- DATE: July 16th-20th
- TIME: 10am-4pm
- AGES: 10-16
- INVESTMENT: $595
Sketch Comedy Camp gives actors the unique opportunity to write, edit, shoot, produce, and act in their very own sketch. Improv Guru Julia Jones teams up with Sketch & Improv Masters Megan Hayes & Josh Warren to teach young sketch artists the intricacies of this art form. Each actor will actively participate in learning the history of sketch comedy, how to properly prepare to shoot a sketch, how a sketch is masterfully crafted, and be apart of the construction of a sketch from start to finish.
CAMP DETAILS & GUEST INDUSTRY PROS
DAYS 1 - 2: MEGAN HAYESWRITE SKETCH
- Character Development
- Incorporating Improv
- Brainstorming Ideas
- Monologue Performance
- Collaborating With A Team
- Learning To Edit Content
- Structure & Format of A Sketch
Megan Hayes is an award-winning actor and writer. She graduated with honors in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she also began writing and performing her own work. While in a playwriting class, she wrote the first act of her full-length play, Opelika, a comedy about life in small town Alabama, and her teacher encouraged her to finish it. n the fall of 2013, Hayes moved to Los Angeles to further her acting and writing career. Since moving, she has been cast in films and shows such as Sleepy Hollow, Halt and Catch Fire and this summer’s Max Steel. She takes writing and Improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. Megan’s complex role in “Hunger Games” was a lynchpin for the plot, and shows Megan’s range and depth in character development. Her character in the movie was a former Victor of the games, who had fallen into drugs to deal with pressure from the responsibility of winning. She ultimately sacrificed herself to save the heroine’s life. Before Hunger Games, Megan had several other film credits like the role of Bonnie in the thriller film “+1”, directed by Dennis Iliadis in 2013. She also had a scene in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” directed by Kirk Jones, Starring Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid, and Chris Rock. No stranger to the small screen Hayes has made a mark on a magnitude of projects as well.
DAYS 3 - 4: JOSH WARRENProduce Sketch
- The Casting Process
- Gathering Resources
- Creating a Shot List
- Structure For a Shoot
- Balance of Improv & Script Work
- Shoot & Edit Your Own Content
Josh Warren one of the founders of the Village Theatre, commonly refers to his status as super mainstage. Josh is a professor of improv comedy and enjoys teaching the new crop of up and coming improvisers. He received his training from the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. He is a working actor in such films as the remake of the 1980’s classic Footloose, Trouble with the Curve, the Adult Swim series Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, and was the voice of the Wabusabi in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
JULIA JONESLEAD INSTRUCTOR
Julia Jones is a professional actor, coach, and improvisor in Atlanta GA. Her clients at Catapult Acting can be seen on Disney, Nickelodeon, Netflix, HBO, and many more. Her latest projects include a National Cartoon Network Commercial, a parody short for Funny or Die, and a pilot shot in NYC with Tony Award Winning Actor Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts). She is a professional improvisor & instructor at The Village Theatre (named Best Comedy Club – Atlanta Magazine & Best Improv Comedy – Creative Loafing).