WIT unveils a slate of classes for adults and families
WIT’s classes are going online! We’ve got a growing roster of classes in improv and writing, including a new class for kids and families!
Improv Games for Kids and Families Online with Samantha Watson (REGISTER)
- Tuesdays 3PM – 4:30PM (4 Classes at 1.5 hours); Dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
Keep your afternoons and weekends interesting and full of laughter.
Designed specifically for children and families, this four-week online session will introduce you to the fun of short form improv! Short form improv is the kind of game-based improv displayed on shows like Whose Line is it Anyway? We’ll play games that tap into your creativity, while developing skills that enhance listening and engage the imagination.
You’ll be able to play these games on your own! Keep your afternoons and weekends interesting and full of laughter. Even better, you’ll learn how to perform short form improv games in an online setting. Future video calls with family and friends instantly become more fun!
Children ages 5 and up are welcome with an adult.
Intro to Short Form Improv Online with Samantha Watson (REGISTER)
- Fridays from 7PM – 9:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours); Dates: 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
Interested in trying short form improv? Think you can handle it? Get ready to challenge yourself with high-energy, high pressure short form games that require you to think fast and fearless.
Designed for long-form performers, this online class will use short form games to help simplify and strengthen your scene work. You’ll also leave with new tools for designing and performing themed shows that engage your audiences in meaningful and fun ways.
Over the next four weeks, we’ll play a variety of short form games that present different challenges, on-the-spot decisions, instant and complex justifications and making big, high-energy choices.
Intro to Sketch with Ashley Siebels (REGISTER)
- Wednesdays from 7PM – 9:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours); Dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27
Learn the fundamentals of sketch comedy writing online in four weeks. This writing room style class will be conducted over Zoom. By the end of this class you’ll know how to generate sketch premises, find and heighten the game of the scene, write two-person scenes, black-outs, and commercial parodies.
This class is great for people who (due to current circumstances) have extra time to write, but also we’ll be doing in-class writing exercises. And writing outside of the group isn’t a requirement. Who should think about taking this class? Anyone who has a goal of turning the skills they’ve honed as improvisers into humor writing they can share on stage and screen.
Writing Your First TV Pilot with Greg Tindale (REGISTER)
- Thursdays at 12PM – 2:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours); Dates: 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21
- Sundays at 7PM – 9:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours); Dates: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24
There is plenty of inspiration to write your first TV pilot. We are living in the golden age of television but your dream show doesn’t exist yet. Why not make it!? This class will lead you through the process of sharpening ideas, organizing the first episode into familiar script structures, and writing the first scene of your show. You will collaborate with the class and teacher to make each other’s ideas shine. Weekly assignments will keep you focused on what makes your story work.
Note: A second 4-week class will be offered to those that are interested in completing their first script. The teacher will coordinate with the class.
Finish Your TV Pilot with Greg Tindale (REGISTER)
- Thursdays 7PM – 9:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours); Dates: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
You have a log line, character descriptions and a beat sheet for your TV pilot. Now it’s time to write it.
Building off the work from Greg’s Write Your First TV Pilot, this 4-week class will help you complete the first draft of your script. You have the structure and organization of the episode in place. Now it’s time to write, write, write. Tighten up the script and figure out what’s working and what needs to be changed.
You can use improv to generate character dialog and find surprising dynamics! Or you can work it out on the page. The teacher is an improviser and a writer and can help you no matter which direction you want to go. You will collaborate with the class and teacher to make each other’s ideas shine. Weekly assignments will keep you focused on what makes your story work.
Note: You may submit writing samples to meet the prerequisite for this class. Please fill out this form to submit a writing sample.