ANNOUNCING: The Diversity & Inclusion Sketch Lab
The Magnet Theater is pleased to announce -- for the first time ever -- The Diversity & Inclusion Sketch Lab! All those with voices that are underrepresented in comedy may attend (race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and age).
Heres how itll work:
Well be meeting on Saturdays 12-3pm at the Magnet Training Center (22 West 32nd Street, 10th floor) for six weeks starting October 1st.
Youll bring in a mix of new and rewritten sketches each week (1 or 2). Well give each other feedback for rewrites. The best sketches will be put into the final shows (November 14th, 21st, 28th at 9pm).
For the first meeting all we ask is that you bring is:
1. An example of a sketch that you saw on TV or stage and why you love it.
2. An example of something that happened in your day/week/month/life that you thought was really funny. Anything.
THATS IT! You dont even have to write anything just yet. Give it a try.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
But Ive never written sketch or taken a sketch class.
Thats totally fine. We still want you.
But I really cant write. Can I just perform?
You can get involved as a performer only. Come to the meeting anyway. You might find yourself accidentally writing something amazing.
But I cant perform/memorize lines.
You can just write then.
I write better with a partner. I cant do this on my own.
You and your writing partner can present co-written material at meetings. Alternatively, if you realize you really like working with someone at the meetings, you can go off and write together.
I cant make all the meetings.
If you want to be in the final show or have your sketch considered, you must attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions.
How much does it cost?
Do I have to pre-register?
Nope. Just show up!
But Im still uncertain.
Follow your fear. Remember how hard improv used to seem before you actually tried it?
See you there,
Lauren Ashley Smith, Rich Rosario, John Ross, James Kuo, Natalie Silverman, Charlie Nicholson, Jordan Randolph