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Sketch: A Comedy, Writing, Improv & Character Building Workshop with Sasha Sullivan

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 9:00pm | $250 January 9 – February 13, 2019 SNL, Monty Python, The State, Kids in The Hall, Key & Peele… and YOU! Join Telluride Theatre for a sketch workshop and learn the art of performance comedy. Students will focus on developing their sketch-comedy skills, diving into improv, turning a blank page into unique and exciting writing, and learning how to build and embody believable characters. Participating students will have the option of performing in Telluride Theater’s first ever SKETCH SHOW. The class will be taught by Telluride Theater’s Sasha Sullivan. Sasha Sullivan is the Artistic of Telluride Theatre, a year round company dedicated to amazing performance. She moved to Telluride from New York City, where she worked for the iconic Performance Space 122 and was a founding member of CuriousNoise Theatre and a company actor with Red Metal Mailbox. Sullivan studied at Bennington College, trained extensively with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and worked for Philip Arnoult’s The Center for International Theatre Development. In Telluride, she founded SquidShow Theatre in the summer of 2007 and led the company on a successful five-year run, producing 14 full-length productions and countless collaborations, in many of which she wrote, directed, and performed. In 2011, SquidShow merged with the Telluride Repertory Theatre creating a new company Telluride Theatre. Sasha is the lead instructor and creator of the Telluride Theatre’s popular adult education “Burlesque” class at Ah Haa School for the Arts. She is a writer, director and sometimes performer.