Event: Writing Sketch Comedy Using Improv - Intensive with Anděl Sudik


  • 27/10/2019
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mr Pickwicks Pub, 80 Rue de Lausanne, Geneva, 1202, Switzerland
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Join us for an open workshop with our first guest trainer of the season, Anděl Sudik from Second City in Chicago!

About this Event The Renegade Saints are excited to continue their tradition of bringing the highest quality improv trainers to Geneva.

Our first improv trainer of the season is Anděl Sudik from Second City Training Center in L.A. and Chicago. We are pumped to welcome Anděl for two open workshops for the Geneva improv community. Anděl's wealth of knowledge and experience in performing and teaching sketch, improv and theatre is a treasure trove that we can't wait to tap into and share with you all.


Improv to Sketch Writing Intensive (basic improv experience recommended)

Have you ever wanted to write sketch comedy?

This course is a great intro to writing sketch comedy - using the tactic honed by Second City itself, and the one we all know and love - improv!

This workshop will be: Accessible and Challenging. All levels welcome and encouraged.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat and the same is true for generating sketch material (and every one of them is more fun than even the nicest way to skin a cat:-) Come try on all the different ways in a safe, supportive, FUUUUUN environment.

In this intensive you will learn a brief history, practical application and tools you can use to create sketch material from improvisation whether you are alone or with a group.

We’ll explore: Creating sketches through -Improvisation(No thinking necessary!) -Premise -Character -The seedling of an idea -YOU (You know your life, your interests, your quirks. So eaaaasy) -Beat Sheets

You’ll Learn: Different types and styles of sketches (and how to use them to help make the creation process easy and fun.) Content dictates Form; have a stockpile of forms ready for your content. You’ll gain Skills and build Tools: -for when you’re working in an ensemble -for when you’re writing alone

And finally: Tips & Tricks for making it work onstage when you’re not as *prepared* as you’d like to be (Hint: you never are:-)


Cost: 100 CHF.

Payment will be collected at the door so please bring exact change. The workshop has a limit of 14 participants.


Don't miss Anděl's other public workshop, "Committed Characters, Committed Scenes", on Wednesday, 23 October. 



Anděl Sudik is a director, improviser, actor and writer based in L.A. and Chicago known for her explosive energy onstage and in the classroom as well as her experiential teaching style. She considers herself proactively pessimistic and infused all her work - no matter how abstract - with organic honesty and emotional grounding. She was born in Chicago, raised in California and moved back to Chicago at the tender age of 17 to study comedy and improvisation. She is a faculty member of the Second City Training Center programs; A-E, Conservatory, Health and Wellness, Advanced and Teen and Youth program and has taught her workshops all over the world (The Improv Shop St. Louis, Monkey Business Institute Madison, OLLIE Northwestern, CLIP U of C, Bucharest, Dublin, OKC, The Improv Retreat, WI, The New Movement NOLA, Iceland, Bulgaria etc.) As an actor she is an alum of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the Second City Touring Company and performed in the Jeff Award award winning Second City ETC revue “We’re All in this Room Together.” She has also produced countless successful two-man shows as Arch&Anděl (The Public House, Annoyance, OoB Festival) and improvisational experiences (Obits a theatrical experience exploring the lives of those that have passed) as well as directed in Chicago at Second City, iO and the Annoyance. Anděl’s deep well of performance experience and her hands on, in depth work within the disciplines of long form improvisation, short form, sketch and theater make her a thoroughly well-rounded and open minded conduit for art, creation, polish and playfulness. She values time efficiency, and recognizes that the most powerful thing we bring to the table is us. Whatever we are. She does not update her website enough. YesAndel.Com

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