Beginning Sketch Writing Workshop with Julie Marchiano (Second City)

Sessions: Thursday Feb 22nd  | 6PM – 9PM
Investment:  $60
Location: 349 Decatur Street Southeast, Atlanta GA 30312
Prerequisite: Beginner

A low-pressure, three-hour workshop for anyone wanting to dip their toes into sketch writing, this class will cover story structure, idea generation, and familiar sketch formats through improvisation and fun in-class writing exercises. Perfect for those who want to write comedy for “fun”, or for improvisers looking to ready themselves for more professional training.


Julie Marchiano is a recent alum of The Second City’s e.t.c. Resident Stage, where she wrote and performed two Jeff-Recommended revues, A Red Line Runs Through It and Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno. Before that, she worked for Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, in the UP Comedy Club, and across the country with The Second City Touring Company (and did most of this alongside the Village Theatre’s Artistic Director, Ryan Archibald). Julie has studied and performed at The Annoyance Theater, iO Chicago, and UCB, and has taught writing and improv for The Second City Training Center in Chicago (and soon-to-be, Hollywood). Find out more at


Level Two Hip Hop Improv: Musical Long Form

with Eric Holden (From Hip Hop Harold, VT)
Sessions: 8 Sundays – January 21st 2018 through March 11th | 2PM – 4PM
Investment: $175 for 8 Class Workshop
Location: 349 Decatur Street Southeast, Atlanta GA 30312
Prerequisite: Intermediate – Advanced

Building from Level 1 Hip Hop, the students will use what they’ve learned and explore hip hop raps with traditional styles of long form improv. Emphasis will be placed on finding the game within the scene, transitions, relationships and justification. Advanced rap and beatboxing techniques will also be taught. Traditional musical improv, as well as hip hop techniques from UCB, North Coast and Second City will be incorporated where appropriate.Students should have some long form experience, and should have completed the Level 1 Hip Hop class. The 8 week course will end with a graduation show (TBD).

Eric has been performing since he was old enough to speak and has carried this to The Village Theatre on a furious wind of mania, nerd references and scalp conditioner. One of the first students to grace the VT’s halls, Eric performed in the infamous show 50ft Vermin, winning (along with the crew) the vaulted (to improvisers) Black Box Improv Tournament 2 years running. He now performs in the Thursday show DANGER! with the rest of the wonderfully eclectic cast, as well as UnShitty X-Men, Nerd Quest and Hip Hop Harold.

Eric can be seen in the wild building false idols to Godzilla, drinking coffee with abandon, and rolling 20 sided dice wherever fine products are sold.