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Mining Scenes for Comedy (for actors) with Michael Jamin

October 14 @ 7:00 pm


It’s about hitting the jokes while still maintaining the reality of the scene. Many actors don’t realize that if they get cast on a comedy, they’re more likely to get notes from the writer/showrunner than the director… who answers to the showrunner. So it’s important for them to understand how writers approach scenes. For this class, I bring sides from shows I’ve written on, and let the actors put it up on its feet while giving then adjustments.

Michael Jamin (TV Writer and Producer) has been writing for television since 1996. His many credits include Just Shoot Me, King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead, Wilfred, Out of Practice, Rules of Engagement, Lopez and Tacoma FD. He’s also served as Executive Producer/Showrunner on Glenn Martin DDS, Maron, and Rhett & Link’s Buddy System. Michael currently lives in Los Angeles where he’s working on a collection of personal essays to be released when the world starts spinning again.

Register here for the Thursday October 14 class


You will need:  To show proof of being fully vaccinated by sending a photo of your vaccination card to Marc at marc@newburyportacting.org, or by bringing your card to your first class.

When:   Thursday, October 14, 7pm

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on High St. in Newburyport

Class Fees:  $35 per class

Be sure to check our latest COVID-19 guidelines here.


October 14
7:00 pm
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