• INSTRUCTOR: Julia Jones
  • INDUSTRY PROS: Ryan Archibald + Josh Warren
  • DATE: July 8th-12th
  • TIME: 10am-4pm
  • AGES: 10-16
  • INVESTMENT: Early Bird: $595 | Regular: $695

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 Ryan Archibald and 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.


 

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CAMP DETAILS & GUEST INDUSTRY PROS

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DAYS 1 - 2: Ryan Archibald

WRITE SKETCH
  • Character development
  • Improv
  • Brainstorming Ideas
  • Monologue
  • How to collaborating with a team
  • How to edit content
  • Structure and Format of a sketch

about Ryan

Ryan Archibald is the new Artistic Director of the Village Theater in Atlanta where he regularly performs, teaches, and directs. Arch is a professional comedian with 20 years of experience in the Chicago Improv & Sketch community, performing, teaching, and directing at The Second City, The iO Theater, & The Annoyance, as well as Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.
At The Second City, Archibald was a member of the resident company in Las Vegas and a long-time member of the Second City’s National touring, which he later directed.
While at The iO Theatre, Arch was an integral part of two ground breaking ensembles, People of Earth and 3033. Currently he performs with Search Engine, a manic two man improvised musical, which will play the Atlanta Improv Festival in 2018. In Amsterdam, Archibald performed and wrote for the English language sketch comedy and improv theater, Boom Chicago, where he helped created seven revues and was a cast member of Comedy Centrals Nederland’s “Comedy Central News,” a Dutch take on the Daily Show.
Ryan has taught Improv workshops all over the world including Austin, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bankok, Barcelona, Baltimore, Brussels, Cancun, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Liverpool, London, Nassau, Rome, Rotterdam, LA Jolla, LA, Seattle, Phoenix, Tulsa, Tuscon, de Haag, DC, etc. just like Johnny Cash.

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DAYS 3 - 4: Josh Warren

Produce Sketch
  • The casting process
  • Gathering resources
  • How to create a shot list
  • Structure for a shoot
  • Balance of Improv and Script Work
  • Shoot and edit your own content

about JOSH

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.

meet your instructor

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JULIA JONES

LEAD 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).