Session: Winter 2020
Chapter:  San Diego East County
Location:  San Diego Performing Arts Center
Time:  4:30pm - 6:30pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  12/03
Ages:  12-18
Tuition:  $235.00

** Registration ended December 19, 2019 at 11:00pm

Class Description

This course is designed to help students develop an appreciation for sketch comedy as well as the art of writing sketch comedy. Students will have fun working with their own team of writers to create fun sketches for Showcase!
Upon completion of this course, students will have practice in the following areas:
  • Developing characters and storylines
  • Editing sketches and learning different forms of layout
  • Learning different methods of overcoming writers block
  • Working with other students on a “writing team” to develop teamwork skills
  • Determining which sketches can be performed in front of a live audience and which ones are better suited for video editing; and what is involved in both circumstances
  • Incorporating the various aspects of comedy sketch writing into their own sketches that they will write and perform for showcase
*Note: There will be no class on  Dec. 17th, Dec. 24th, Dec. 31st, Feb. 18th.


Ryan Tafolla

Ryan Daniel Tafolla is a performer, director and musician from San Diego. A 2017 Graduate at Musicians Institute LA for guitar performance, Ryan got his start in performing with Christian Youth Theater, totaling 33 productions before graduating. He can be found playing on Sunday mornings as the Worship Director and youth group leader at Newbreak Ocean Beach, as well as gigging with his surf rock band Dive Vibe. Ryan has served as a director, musical director, orchestra member, production manager, teacher, and improv coach at CYT San Diego, and loves helping to give kids a similar experience with theater that he had being a part of this fantastic program.

Class Location:

4579 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120