Workshops and Electives.

Jump at the opportunity to be taught by expert Highwire Comedy Co. faculty members and guest teachers. These workshops and electives are geared toward performers and writers who want to continually improve. Each course is unique, so be sure to check to see if there are any prerequisites before signing up. 

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Upcoming workshops & Electives

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Reel Life: Writing Solo for the Screen
with Casey Whitaker

Class time: Saturday December 2 [1:00p-4:00p] 
Prerequisite: Prior writing experience such as Sketch Level 1 is recommended
Cost: $50

In this 3 hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to workshop their original solo characters in an intimate setting as well as create new material. Lead by Second City’s Casey Whitaker, the workshop will cover tips on creating and executing the art of writing for yourself and how to successfully translate those pieces from the stage to on-camera. Each participant will be taped at the workshop for further personal feedback. Don’t miss this one time only workshop thanks to Highwire Comedy! 

About the Instructor

Casey Whitaker is a seasoned stand-up, sketch comedy, and improv performer. Hailing from Beavercreek, OH, Whitaker lived in Chicago where she trained with Second City and iO Chicago. She has toured with Second City for the last five years and just finished premiering her first full length play that she wrote and directing as part of the Artist in Residency Series at Saint Mary's College. She also toured Europe last May and performed stand up and taught improv in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. In addition to her work as a performer, Whitaker is a freelance comedy writer for the card game, Utter Nonsense: An Inappropriate Accent Game. You might also catch her on TV in a Big Lots Commercial. For more info on her projects or videos visit and follow her on instagram @Bitaker.