Sketch Comedy Camp

July 16th-20th |  10am-4pm | INVESTMENT: Early Bird: $595 | Regular: $695 | CAP: 16 | AGES 10-14

WRITE, PRODUCE, SHOOT, EDIT, & PITCH your very own Sketch Comedy.





July 16th & 17th – WRITE SKETCH

  • Develop characters,
  • Improv
  • Brainstorming
  • Monologues
  • How to collaborate with a team
  • How to edit content
  • Structure and format of a sketch

July 18th-20st – PRODUCE SKETCH

  • Casting people
  • Gathering resources
  • how to create a shot list
  • Structure for a shoot
  • Balance of improv and script work
  • Shoot and edit your own content


Ryan Archibald
Actor & Artistic Director of Village Theatre

Josh Warren
 Actor & Associate Artistic Director of Village Theatre

Ryan Archibald is the new Artistic Director of the Village Theater and a professional comedian with 20 years of experience in the Chicago Improv & Sketch community, performing, teaching, and directing at The Second City, The iO Theater, & The Annoyance, as well as Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. At The Second City, Archibald was a member of the resident company in Las Vegas and a long-time member of the Second City’s National touring, which he later directed. Ryan has taught Improv workshops all over the world including Austin, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bankok, Barcelona, Baltimore, Brussels, Cancun, Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Liverpool, London, Nassau, Rome, Rotterdam, LA Jolla, LA, Seattle, Phoenix, Tulsa, Tuscon, de Haag, DC, etc. just like Johnny Cash. We’re so excited to have him at this year’s Sketch Camp!
Josh Warren is the Associate Artistic Director of the Village Theatre and Winner of Creative Loafing’s  2016 Best Actor. He studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. While at UCB he met close friend & fellow collaborator, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts). Josh and Dan co-created M’Larky which they wrote and acted in along side Jeffrey Ross and Gilbert Gottfried. M’Larky aired in 2011 on Comedy Central. Josh is also partners with Michael Sokol in their production company Catador Film Co. In the past year Josh created a political satire lampooning the 2016 elections and Game of Thrones called Dany 2016 which multiple episodes made it to the Funny or Die landing page. Josh has worked with Oscar Award winners Clint Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve) and Craig Brewer (Footloose).


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