Characters Welcome (DRA4421.01)

Shawtane Bowen

Comedy while fun is a lot of work and, unlike, the more traditional “actor’s” life, it’s all about self-generating material.

Characters Welcome is a course designed to help you create original characters and impressions that can sharpen your comedic voice and create content that can eventually (hopefully) be monetized. While we actors toil away in the dank dark basements of the theater, the Tik-Tok kids are in LA making millions of dollars doing little dances and character videos. The Tik-Tok kids have no shame. Let’s steal their money.

This is a writing and performance heavy course that culminates with a 3-5 minute character reel and a “virtual” character journal via Instagram and/or you guessed it… Tik Tok.

If you are uncomfortable using social media or putting yourself out there publicly this may not be the course for you but if you want to take the plunge and entertain your classmates and the masses, join us!

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Entry to this course is based on instructor approval. To apply, please submit a 90 second video introducing yourself, why you're interested in character based comedy, and then tell one joke. It can be an original joke you've written or a "street joke." Feel free to be creative. Upload your video to YouTube and get that link to me no later than November 9th, 2020.
Corequisites: Dance or Drama Lab Assignment.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Drama , Hybrid In-Person and Remote
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