Festivals & Events:
SKETCH Comedy, Writing, Improv & Character Building Workshop with Sasha Sullivan
Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 7:00 – 9:00pm | $150 February 13 – 28, 2018 SNL, Monty Python, The State, Kids in The Hall, Key & Peele… and YOU! Join Telluride Theatre for a three-week sketch workshop and learn art of comedy. Students will focus on developing their sketch-comedy skills, diving into improv, turning a blank page into unique and exciting comedy writing, and learning how to build and embody believable characters. Participating students will come away with the option of performing in Telluride Theater’s first ever SKETCH SHOW. The class will be co-taught be Telluride Theater’s Sasha Sullivan and comedienne Courtney Robicheaux. Courtney Robicheaux is a recent transplant to Telluride. After studying short-form and long-form improv with her Louisiana State University troupe, The Improvisors, she moved to Orlando. There she had an extensive career with the Walt Disney Company, enjoying such performance jobs as Entertainment Host with Disney Cruise Line and public speaker with Adventures by Disney. Now settled in the West, she’s excited to bring the art “yes and-ing” to Telluride. 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.