The Virtual Moxie Sketch Lab Sign Up Form
The Virtual Moxie Sketch Lab introduces, builds, and supports an interest and voice in sketch comedy for people who are women, trans, and/or non-binary.
We highly encourage trans writers and performers to participate!
Here's how it'll work:
You'll be assigned to a group that will be your team. Each team meets on a specific day starting the week of January 18th. You'll meet for 3 hours via Zoom for 9 consecutive weeks. You'll bring in a mix of new and rewritten sketches each week. We'll give each other feedback for rewrites. A selection of the generated sketches from your team will be put up into a 25 minute long show that you all will rehearse, shoot, edit, and star in. Each show will be streamed on the Magnet Theater's Twitch Channel and Facebook on the week of March 22nd.
For the first meeting all we ask is that you bring in:
1. An eagerness to learn and discuss sketch comedy.
2. That supportive spirit.
THAT'S IT! You don't even have to write anything just yet. Give it a try!
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
Q: But I've never written a sketch or taken a sketch class! Can I still participate?
A: That's totally fine. We still want you.
Q: But I really can't write. Can I just perform?
A: Yes please join anyway! You can get involved as a performer only. And who knows, you might find yourself accidentally writing something amazing.
Q: But I can't perform/memorize lines. Can I just write?
A: Yes, you can just write then.
Q: I write better with a partner. I can't do this on my own. Can I team up with someone?
A: You and your writing partner can present co-written material at meetings. Alternatively, if you realize you really like working with someone at the meetings, you can go off and write together.
Q: Can I still participate if I can't make all the meetings?
A: If you want to be in the final show or have your sketch considered, you must attend at least 5 of the 7 sessions. Also, because these sketches will be filmed beforehand, you will have to be available for the rehearsals and shoot dates.
Q: Am I responsible for editing the pieces?
A: Participants will be responsible for editing their sketches, however us directors are here to help!
Q: Do I need a fancy camera and microphone set-up?
A: If you have it, that's AMAZING! But as long as you have some sort of camera and mic, even just on your computer, that works.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Moxie is free of rehearsal room & producer fees but we do collect $10 from participants to be split amongst the directors as a thank you for their time and effort.
This year's virtual directors include:
Alexandria Sinclair, Amanda Xeller, Blaise Vacca, Christian Dan Luu, Essence Stewart, Jackie Skinner, Kay Mollica, Kevin Necciai, Kristina Stasi, Lanee’ Sanders, Leo Bowen, Nat Silverman, Ro Rovito, Sara Detrik, Steph Leschek, Ty Portis, Utkarsh Rajawat, & Virginia Dickens
Deadline to sign up: JANUARY 16th!
For more information please e-mail
Your e-mail address
Which lab days could you meet on? *you will only be assigned to 1 day (1 team) which will meet for 9 consecutive weeks*
Mondays starting January 18th 7PM-10PM
Tuesdays starting January 19th 7PM-10PM
Wednesdays starting January 20th 7PM-10PM
Thursdays starting January 21st 7PM-10PM
Fridays starting January 22nd 7PM-10PM
Saturdays starting January 23rd 1PM-4PM
Sundays starting January 24th 1PM-4PM
Do you have a friend also signing up who you want to be on a team with? If so, list their names so we can keep you all together.
Once applied, you'll receive payment info. Payment guarantees a spot in Moxie this year! You will be notified on Tuesday, January 12th, which day/time you will be with.
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