Our Write A TV Show For Yourself course is designed for performers who want to write a sit-com for themselves. It’s time to highlight your comedic strengths with you in the drivers seat. If the right role isn’t out there for you, write it! (This class also works for, you know, writers). Simple exercises will help you create your role, a show concept, supporting characters, and stories. The course takes you through the process of idea to outline to script. Students can plan to leave this class with at least a rough draft of their script.
Teacher Laura House’s first showbiz job was starring in an MTV show playing herself and to quote Laura, “I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ I had no idea where to start.” So Laura developed a method to make it (relatively) easy to write a show for yourself. She’s written on and sold several network shows & she’s taught this workshop at All Jane, Actors Comedy Studio, in-home and online. Laura loves to help women and other underrepresented voices create scripts for themselves – to act in or submit to contests and staffing jobs.
Laura House has written on the Emmy-winning shows Mom and Samantha Who?, the BAFTA-winning Secret Life of Boys and others, including Mtv’s Loosely, Exactly, Nicole, The George Lopez Show and more. She’s sold and developed five network pilots at ABC, FX, Mtv and Nickelodeon.Her first job in showbiz was co-creating and starring in Mtv’s cult-favorite, Austin Stories. This came after performing stand-up for just one year. Laura is a headlining comedian who has performed on HBO, Comedy Central, NBC and more. She contributes to Broadly and Vice and her personal essays are published in four books, including True Tales of Lust and Love and Comedy Film Nerds Guide to the Movies. She created the hit fringe solo show “How to Hate Yourself,” which Huffpo called “a riotous laughfest and a complete joy.” It continues monthly with other comedians at the Hollywood Improv Lab to sold-out crowds.
Our classrooms are ADA compliant.
October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6
- The Ruby LA has a no-refund policy on all classes and shows. If we need to cancel or re-schedule a class for any reason, you are entitled to take that class or classes equal to the admission price of that class. You may use your class credit for up to two years, after which time it expires.
- The Ruby LA reserves the right to replace a course instructor, without notice, and at any time, with another equally qualified course instructor.
- The Ruby LA also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if an emergency or unforeseen conflict arises. In the event of a complete cancellation, students’ tuition will be refunded or credited. Any fees incurred by students for travel, lodging, etc. will not be reimbursed by the Ruby LA.