Writing Comedy for the Small Screen (Winter 2020)

01/25/2020 - 03/21/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student


Literacenter 2nd Floor
651 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
United States of America


Sessions: 8 Saturdays
Session Dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21
Session Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Writing Comedy for the Small Screen 

Jan. 25 - Mar. 21
10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Mary Ruth Clarke

Join the third Golden Age of Television:  take “Writing Comedy for the Small Screen” and write your pilot today!  This is the PERFECT course for anyone who has an idea for a great comedy or limited series and wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it! You will study successful pilots, figure out where your idea fits in the vast TV landscape, develop comedic characters, settings, and storylines, and learn how to structure your comedy for the small screen! Most of all, you will write, write, write, as you develop your own personal concept for the small screen!  Writers will leave this course with the makings of a pitch document, and a rough draft of their very own TV pilot.  The opportunities in television are endless...grab your chance today.

Sessions/Weekday 8 Saturdays
Session Dates

Jan. 25

Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29

Mar. 7, 14, 21

Time 10:00am - 1:00pm

No class on Feb. 1.

Class on Mar. 7 will be a Saturday Series, featuring a pitch and staged reading of "Broadway, Ohio" by Mary Ruth Clarke