Finding the Funny: Humor Writing and Performance

hewett sp23

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March 30, 2023 - April 27, 2023 (5 sessions)

Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00PM ET

Virtual via Zoom, In-Person on 4/27 at Zissimos Bar


Course Description:

Comedy is tragedy plus time. Students will write, workshop, and present a 5-10 minute comedic monologue inspired by their real life experiences. Works and performances from funny people from Mark Twain, Richard Prior to Hannah Gatsby, among others will be explored. Classes will meet on Zoom except for the final class which will consist of a live presentation/performance.

Class will meet for five sessions on Thursday’s from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm (EST). The first four classes will meet virtually on Zoom. The final class will consist of a live


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50%    Johns Hopkins alumni
80%    Full-time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
50%    Spouse or domestic partner of full time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
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50% refund- During the first week of the course.

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ABOUT Alexandra Hewett

Alexandra Hewett is an actor, storyteller, writer, producer, teaching artist, mother, and yogi. She produces the storytelling show Mortified in DC and Baltimore. She wrote and performed her one-woman show Mother Therapy at MCS Theatre in NYC. She has performed at The Manhattan Rep Theatre, DC Fringe Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Baltimore Improv Group, the Magnet Theatre in NYC, and the Strand Theater in Baltimore. She has an MS in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Her essays have been published by Eight Stone Press, Baltimore Fishbowl, and Welter. Shimmer is her first book.

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 Event Date
Thursday, March 30, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Thursday, April 27, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

50% discount. Alumni status will be confirmed
80% discount. Employment status will be confirmed.
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed.

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