Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2:30pm - Thu 22 Aug 2019, 2:30pm

Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops

Delivered in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and generously supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, our virtual scriptwriting workshops for upper primary students are back for 2019!

This year we will run one series of Comedy Scriptwriting Workshops for upper primary students, with the live video conferences taking place on August 15 & 22 (2.30PM - 3.15PM AEST). Conducted via the browser-based Zoom software, engaging ACMI education staff will introduce students to the sketch comedy genre and walk them through the scriptwriting process. Your grade will collaborate with students from around the country, and will be guided in using the Sketch-o-Matic website – a digital sketch comedy writing tool inspired by the You’re Skitting Me television series.  

Before the first Comedy Scriptwriting Virtual Workshop on August 15, participating classes will need do the following in class using the Comedy Script Writing Teacher Support Materials provided as part of the course:

Lesson 1: Discuss Video Conference Etiquette (15mins)

Lesson 2: View and discuss Tutorial Video 1 introducing students to sketch comedy and the Sketch-O-Matic scriptwriting tool (45mins)

Lesson plans in the provided support materials outline additional tasks for the classroom, and pre-recorded videos further scaffold your students’ learning. This virtual learning opportunity links to content in a number of Australian Curriculum learning areas, including:

Digital Technologies

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols. (ACTDIP022)


Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience. (ACADRM037)

For further enquiries, please contact our Education team: