Astronomy Club’s Monique Moses to teach sketch, improv workshops

Improviser and sketch comedian Monique Moses will teach three upcoming sketch and improv workshops at WIT. Moses is a member of the comedy team Astronomy Club and she co-created Astronomy Club The Sketch Show, which premiered on Netflix in 2019 to stellar reviews from Variety, Vulture, and Rotten Tomatoes. Astronomy Club The Sketch Show was named one of 2019’s best sketch comedy shows by Paste Magazine. Moses is a long-time performer and teacher at New York’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater and she has directed sketch and improv at venues including the PIT, The Magnet Theater, and with children’s media and theater company The Story Pirates.


Sketches That Say Something (two sections!)

Learn how to approach social commentary in your sketches in a smart and nuanced way. You might have a great sketch idea that engages with social, racial or economic commentary but feel uncertain if the comedy will land. The stakes often feel higher. This workshop will help give you some tools and techniques for making sure your sketch material is on the mark. SIGN UP


X Marks the Spot: A Mapping Only Improv Class

Learn techniques to make analogous scenes easier. Increase your awareness of what makes scenes fun and how to focus on it. Students learn and focus on the technique of mapping (when the actions and tropes of one concept/situation are applied to another for comedic effect), then practice it in conversational 2 person scenes. We’ll also discuss how successful mapping can be in group games/ world scenes. SIGN UP


Sketch to Social Media

You’ve got a great character idea. Time to sharpen the comedy, make a video, and share it with the world. Learn to adapt your work for digital platforms. In this workshop, students will bring in a sketch (4-5 pages), sketch outline, or a character monologue (2-3 minutes) they’ve written and/or previously performed, and using the writers’ room process, will adapt it for short-form presentation on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, or Tik Tok. SIGN UP

April 27, 2021