Sketch Comedian / Characteress
Edna Mira Raia is is an award-winning LGBTQ Latina and socio-political comedic writer in San Francisco. Trained in mime and clowning, performing arts and social justice, Edna has rooted her solo and sketch writing for the last eight years in physicality and dark subject matter. Since founding her company, Potatoes Mashed Comedy, in 2015, she has consistently written and produced between twelve and fifteen sketch comedies, collaborative plays, drag shows and monologues per year. Edna’s comedic storytelling orbits the under-represented characters of the human and animal world. She aims to connect strangers through deep laughter.
Welcome to the world of sketch writing!
In this class you will test your sketch writing skills in various thematic structures and start to find your comedic voice, whether it be weird, lighthearted or dark. I will teach you to identify types of scenes and break down comedic storytelling. By the end of class, you will have the tools to script your own material!