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with Nancy Hayden


Are you constantly dreaming up hilarious comedic concepts but need some help bringing them into reality? No matter what stage of comedic development you currently find yourself in, this course can help you take charge of your own creative destiny! Great news - these days comedy truly is a one-stop-shop scenario. If you’ve got a phone with a camera, you can shoot and edit a short film, web series, or even make a name for yourself through attention-grabbing Tik Tok videos or your very own YouTube page.

Go Make It! will give you all the tools you need to bring your comedic ideas to fruition. We’ll begin with a character module that will help you create the type of comedic character you’ve always dreamed of creating and playing. Next, we’ll spend some time writing for your character, using improv as a writing tool. We’ll generate material that pulls the strongest comedy possible out of your character, whether you’re writing a pilot, sketches, web series episodes or a short film script.






6 Tuesdays

January 23, 30, February 6, 13, off, 27, March 5


1:00-3:00pm EST



For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email



Nancy Hayden began as a writer/performer in the Mainstage cast of The Second City in Detroit. After co-writing and appearing in five revues, Nancy went on to become a director of several Second City productions, including the first ever national touring Theatricals production, “My Cousin’s Wedding.”


In her television career, Nancy has worked as a staff writer for “Detroiters” on Comedy Central, as well as several productions for Bravo, including “Bravo After Hours” and the digital series, “Ex-Housewife.” She also wrote shorts for DreamWorksTV and AwesomenessTV and co-wrote “Love, Factually,” the hit holiday parody that ran for two seasons at The Kennedy Center. Nancy has taught improvisation, acting, directing, and writing at The Second City and improv/sketch creation at Michigan State University and California Institute of the Arts. She served as Associate Artistic Director of The Second City Hollywood before being named Artistic Director of the Second City Training Center in Chicago. Most recently Nancy was thrilled to return to her beloved hometown of Detroit when she was named Executive Director of the Detroit Creativity Project, a non-profit organization that provides improv training as a crucial life skill to the students of Detroit.

Go Make It! Comedy from Character to Creation - ONLINE

SKU: DL708w24-tuesday
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