Rebecca Drysdale was born in Akron Ohio, grew up in Versailles, Vancouver Canada, Montreal Canada and New York City. She attended Sarah Lawrence College for a minute, where she met her writing partner Jordan Peele and subsequently moved to Chicago to pursue sketch comedy and Improvisation. Rebecca is an Alum of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, and The Second City Chicago where she toured with the National Touring Company and later became a resident cast member. In 2005 Rebecca won the first ever Breakout performer award at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Rebecca has appeared at the Improv Olympic Chicago and West, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade East and West, The Second City Chicago, and owns and runs the Clubhouse, an independent improv theatre in Hollywood. Rebecca has worked with HBO, LOGO, MTV, The Jim Henson Company and wrote for all 5 seasons of Key and Peele on Comedy Central. She would like to thank Mom and Dad, Eric and Anne, Amy and William and Ivan, Moustache and Whiskey, Jordan and Suzi, and Jesse Glasgow, for being her bestest friend and inspiring her to do better every day.
In this class we will be reading sketches you have already written and discuss different techniques to improv structure and get more of what you want out of the sketch. No matter where your sketch is at, definitely come with something on paper! Even if it is not fully formed, discussing it will be a great way for everyone else to learn too!
This workshop is designed for students who have some sketch writing experience.