Sketch This!

by Dave on August 27, 2009

by Jeff Haslow

from Coastal Sussex Weekly magazine, August 27, 2009

Most of us think we are funny.  We may even have a joke or two that we can confidently tell. But could you do it in front of an audience that is talking back and telling you what to do? That’s improvisational comedy or improv. If you’ve seen Who’s Line is it Anyway?, then you have seen improv. On the other hand, if you have watched Saturday Night Live or Mad TV, you have seen scripted or “sketch” comedy.

At the Delaware Beaches, we are blessed to have two comedy groups, the well-established and always comical, Delaware Comedy Theater with David Warick at the head.  (We plan to catch up to Dave in a future column.)  The other is a new group, Sketch This!

Your browser may not support display of this image. This week I chatted with Kristine Knowlton, the founder of Sketch This!.  KK handles the PR and Publicity for RoseColored Glasses Production Company, a new theatre company at the Delaware Beaches.  Part of the RoseColored Glasses performance mission is to establish an improv and sketch comedy group — with the emphasis on the latter.

Kristine is calling on a love for comedy that started in the 8th grade when she played Goldie Locks in an improvised trial for breaking and entering. Improv continued to call to her because, like life, it is unscripted.

With the founding of Sketch This!, she is adding sketch comedy to the improv mix. She believes that this addition will enhance the funny stuff at the beaches because it is one facet of comedy that is not being presented in our area.

Right now, Sketch This! is getting together for brainstorming ideas, writing sketches, rehearsing and getting to know each other.  As a newborn in our midst, the group needs people to participate. Is there a Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld or Wanda Sykes in you? If you have funny bones, contact Kristine at 302-465-8716
or improv@rosecoloredglassestheater.com.

Make me laugh!!!

See the complete Q & A with Kristine on our web site at www.coastalsussexarts.org along with a complete arts calendar and other arts information. More about RoseColored Glasses and Sketch This! can be found on their web site at (www.rosecoloredglassestheater.com)

Next week: Autumn Wind- A look at the season ahead.

NOW APPEARING

Thursday, August 27

7P  Freeman Stage at Bayside: First State Ballet (www.freemanstage.org)

8P  Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts: Stevie Jay – Life Love Sex Death and Other Works in Progress, solo performance (www.rehobothbeachtheatre.com)

Friday, August 28

6P  Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts: Parrots of the Caribbean – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band (www.rehobothbeachtheatre.com)

7P7P  Freeman Stage at Bayside: Tommy Edward as Sir Rod Stewart (www.freemanstage.org)

8P Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band (www.rehobothbandstand.com)

9P  Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts: Parrots of the Caribbean – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band (www.rehobothbeachtheatre.com)

Saturday, August 29

10A  Freeman Stage at Bayside: Chocolate Covered Fairytales buy Gary Lloyd, Storyteller  (www.freemanstage.org)

8P Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: Mario Rocco, variety and music (www.rehobothbandstand.com)

9P Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts: Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons  (www.rehobothbeachtheatre.com)

Sunday August, 30

9P Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts: Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons  (www.rehobothbeachtheatre.com)

Ongoing Exhibitions:

Lewes Historical Society (www.historiclewes.org)

Rehoboth Beach Museum (www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org)

Zwaanendael Museum (history.delaware.gov/museums)

AerieArt Gallery (www.rehoboth.com/aerieart)

BASE Galleries (www.baseartists.com)

Gallery C (www.galleryc.org)

Mosaic – Rehoboth Beach Gallery Collective (www.mosaicrehoboth.com)

Peninsula Gallery (www.peninsula-gallery.com)

Philip Morton Gallery (www.philipmortongallery.com)

Thunderbird Shop (www.thunderbirdshop.com)

Ward Ellinger Gallery (www.wardellinger.com)

Dark:

Clear Space Productions (www.clearspaceproductions.com)

Coastal Concerts (www.coastalconcerts.org)

Possum Point Players (www.possumpointplayers.org)

Rose Colored Glasses Theater Company (www.rosecoloredglassestheater.com)

Second Street Players (www.secondstreetplayers.com)

Southern Delaware Choral Society (www.sdchoralsociety.org)

Schedules are subject to change.  Please refer to the individual organization’s web site or contact the organization directly for confirmation.

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