SKETCH 201 - Jul 12, 2014 - Paula Pazderka

SKETCH 201: Group Work and Satire

Regular Fee:$125.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 10 students. Only 4 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
Pre-Requisite:Successful completion of SKETCH 101 or pre-approval.

SKETCH 201 will help students push themselves as writers as they are held to weekly writing deadlines, pushing new sketch formats and honing individual pieces through rewriting. This class will offer you opportunities to pitch ideas to other students and collaborate on assignments in class.

Students must bring a sketch to the FIRST session of class.

SKETCH 201 scheduled 6 weeks


Students are expected to write outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation. You must have the ability to print your sketches and bring copies for the class on a weekly basis.

Students should have access to a computer and screenwriting software. We recommend Final Draft. You may also choose to use a free program such as celtx or a free online software like Scripped.

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Class Dates and Times*

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 2:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 2:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 2:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Sat, Aug 02, 2014 2:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Sat, Aug 09, 2014 2:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 2:00 pm DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Paula Pazderka

Paula Pazderka

Paula has been performing improv and sketch comedy for over a decade. Paula trained in Chicago, studying the art of improvisation with Mick Napier, Charna Halpern, Noah Gregoropoulos, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill.

A former COMEDYSPORTZ CHICAGO ensemble member, Paula dazzled audiences improvising with THE PLACEBO EFFECT, The SPEAKEASY PLAYERS, and CHEETARAH, performing at some of Chicago’s finest improv theaters (IMPROV OLYMPIC, THE PLAYGROUND THEATER, SPEAKEASY TAVERN, and DONNY’S SKYBOX). A writer as well as performer of sketch comedy, Paula is one third of the sketch troupe ASTERISKS which appeared in THE CHICAGO SKETCHFEST from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, she performed her solo show BACKFIRE at Chicago’s PROP THEATER’S RHINOFEST and BEST SHOW EVER at DSI COMEDY THEATER.

Since moving to North Carolina in June of 2007, after receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paula has continued to study comedy at DSI with Zach Ward. She currently teaches and coaches at DSI, as well as performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.