Chris Aurilio presents a toolkit for writing funny, honest, truthful sketches that YOU would enjoy watching. There will be tips and tricks on both generating your own ideas and writing collaboratively. Students will be encouraged to use the tools Chris shares with them to write and perform their own sketches, start their own groups, and put on great sketch shows!
About the Instructor:
Chris Aurilio is a writer/director/producer and teaching artist based in the New York City area. Chris is the co-creator and director of the original pilot Death Lives along with several other projects currently in production. He has written and produced live comedy shows since 2008 at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), where he also teaches sketch comedy writing and acting. He worked fulltime at The PIT as Director of Classes and General Manager from 2008 to 2016. Chris founded the sketch group The Foolhardy Manor, regularly performing and producing sketch comedy, including the short film BirdmAnnie. In 2014, Chris began performing his evolving character and sketch show, Aurilishow. He is also a producing member of PulpRiot, a production company responsible for live comedy shows and multimedia projects. Chris has written/produced and directed several short films online, including Haunted Cabin: Die-Fi shot at the Haunted Cabin YouTube Space NY Exclusive Set. He holds a master's degree in theater studies from Montclair State University and has created several original plays and children's theater shows.