Summer writing camps for adults
Improv 2: Character & Scenework Learn many techniques for developing strong characters, including status, point of view, and subtext.
Also explore the elements of good scenework, such as beats, environment, and emotional life. Improv 3: Advanced Scenework Building upon the foundation of Level 2, students will deal with a more mature type of improv that can be harvested for sketch.
Four levels of improv and writing classes are offered.
Stay for four weeks to complete all levels, or come back for unfinished levels if you completed a previous week-long Intensive.
From full-cast scenes to monologues, discover the types of sketches that round-out a Second City revue.
Writing 4: Advanced Topics in Sketch Refine your comic voice and strengthen your skill in revision while learning premises that break the rules – clothesline scenes, songs and more.
The Iowa Summer Writing Festival consists of 136 different non-credit workshops, open to writers 21 years and older (no previous experience necessary).
Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodations.Explore concepts like satire, using improv sets, re-improvising scenes, and the key elements of a Second City running order.Stand-Up Develop yourself as a solo comedic performer by writing and workshopping your own material.Writing 2: Working with Premises for Sketch Comedy A further exploration of using comic premises to develop original sketch comedy for students who have completed Writing Intensive 1.Writing 3: Elements of a Comedy Revue Expand your comedy writer’s toolkit.