Anna Cecilia - Overcoming Obstacles in Sketch Writing

iO West

Sunday, December 6, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Sunday, December 6, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

In this workshop, we'll focus on dealing with writer's block, challenging gender stereotypes in your work, confidence in the writers' room, and more. All levels of experience welcome! Anna Cecilia writes and performs on the iO West Mainstage team "Jet Jaguar" and directs the new DCT team "Wilton." A graduate of Harvard University, she's been creating comedy in LA for over six years, studying and performing sketch and improv at iO West, UCB, and Groundlings. Other writing credits include iO West's "Lady Bits" with Mo Collins (MadTV), UCB's "Revolver" under guest head writer Andy Richter (Conan), and the 2016 Diversity Showcase.

About This Organizer

The LA branch of Chicago’s famed ImprovOlympic, iO West boasts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting. iO West classes include seven levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.  

L.A.'s premiere improv and sketch comedy venue, the iO WEST Theatre (formerly Improv Olympic), features the best improv and sketch comedy in Hollywood, with shows on two stages, seven nights a week! Celebrity guests perform with veteran improvisers every week. iO WEST's 99-seat, two-level Mainstage theatre includes a full bar, cocktail service, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The Andy Dick Black Box is “the lab in the back:” an experimental space that is open to all ages. Additionally, iO WEST offers improv classes, writing classes, and much more. Our alumni feature the best and brightest actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry, including: Emmy-winner, Tina Fey, as well as Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Adam McKay, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Chris Farley, Andy Dick, Andy Richter, as well as numerous writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, 30 Rock… not to mention the most promising talent of tomorrow.

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