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PITCHING YOUR IDEA: Crafting an engaging pitch (in partnership with StoryKiez)
Tuesdays, May 10th - June 14th (6 Classes)
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The CCB Training School in partnership with StoryKiez:
PITCHING YOUR IDEA: Crafting an engaging pitch
Most writers hate it, but pitching is an essential skill for storytellers. This course teaches you not only how to communicate the essence of your story in a way that leaves the listener wanting to know more but also how to enjoy yourself while doing it. A clear, exciting pitch is one of the most important tools to move your project to the next level. So the focus of this class is creating a pitch that doesn’t get lost in the details but exudes your excitement about the project and entices the listener to want to know more.
As with every StoryKiez class, there are three components: – a specific area of creative focus, a piece of work that students will finish by the end of the class, and an end of term event where students, who choose to, can present their work to a receptive audience of family and friends.
The creative focus is helping the student become more comfortable pitching (and maybe even enjoy it!) by demystifying the process. By the end of the class, students will no longer view pitching like oral exams in school but more like sharing with your friends the details of a life changing trip you’re about to embark on.
The piece of work we will be completing in this class is a three to five page document that will serve as a guide to a tight, entertaining and engaging oral pitch. For more info or questions go to storykiez.com
Location: Comedy Café Berlin
Take Away: A pitch document that will serve as a guide to a 5-7 minute oral pitch.
Event: An end of class presentation where every student, who wants to, presents their three-pager to a receptive audience of friends and family. (Event date and location TBD).
Kevin Napier is a Berlin-based writer/director and co-founder of Reckless Fascination, a production company specializing in genre-bending content with an international focus. He has sold TV show concepts in the United States to companies such as ABC, NBC, FOX TV, Amazon, Showtime and, yes, even the short-lived streaming platform Quibi as well as wrote on the FX TV show Married. He has also created and produced TV pilots both independently in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India and through Fox TV and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions in the U.S. He has taught writing/improv workshops and classes in New York (independently and through The P.I.T. theatre), Berlin (independently and through Die Gorillas Theatre and Comedy Cafe Berlin) and Bangaluru (independently). He recently completed work, as creator/writer and director, on Operation: Cordelia, a multiple episode comedy-espionage fiction podcast for Audible U.S. and is in post-production on his first feature film as writer/director.
General Course & Workshop Info
Please note: we are unable to offer refunds on workshop or course registration!
Please read our FAQs! (We’re pretty sure all your questions are answered there).
All of our standard 8-week courses include a student show, personal feedback and a Certificate of Completion*!
Health & Safety Requirements (as of August 2022)
- Due to the elimination of state-provided free testing (“Bürgertests”), all courses and workshops are 3G. This means all instructors and students must be Geimpft (vaccinated), Genesen (recovered) OR Getestet (tested within 24 hours) for COVID-19. You will be required to show proof of your status.
- If you are feeling unwell, please let your instructor know and stay home!
- FFP2 masks should be worn at all times unless students are actively performing in a scene or exercise.
- Courses & workshops will take place at Comedy Café Berlin where we have a brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration system.
- All students must read and agree to our School Policies and the above Healthy & Safety Guidelines.
- Students must be respectful to their fellow students and course instructors, and adhere to our Student & Teacher Code of Conduct and our Community Code of Conduct.
General requirements to successfully complete 8-week courses & intensives:
- All improv students are required to join and participate in at least one improv jam and see at least one improv show at CCB during the course.
- Students may not miss more than 2 out of 8 classes (there are no make up classes)
- Students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes
Guest courses or workshops may have different requirements.
*upon successful completion of the course
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