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Online Workshop



General Information

Full Participants* are students who submit a sketch for review and feedback and participate in the reading of sketches, class discussions and exercises

Contributing Participants are students who have NOT submitted a sketch for review and feedback but participate in the reading of sketches, class discussions and exercises

NOTE: Enrollment for Contributing Participants is based on availability as Full Participants have first priority. Students interested in enrolling as Contributing Participants must contact me to reserve an available spot




  • Writers may submit one sketch per Drop-In

  • Sketches MUST be uploaded to the cranesketch website by 7pm THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled Drop-In to qualify for feedback  (upload instructions below)

  • One (1) sketch is defined as:
    • One (1) Comedy Sketch up to 7 pages, formatted in standard script format

    • Two (2), short sketches 2 to 3 pages in length formatted in standard script format

    • Other material (beat sheets, treatments, etc.) subject to John's approval

  • Please Note: Full-length screenplays, half-hour spec scripts, one act plays and short film scripts do not qualify in this format. If you are unsure if your material qualifies for the class, please contact John to discuss

  • As this is an online course, students must have a consistent and reliable internet connection to sustain participation in class.

* Must have at least 4 Full Participant Students enrolled to proceed

Terms & Conditions

  • Class length will vary depending on the number of students attending each class. 

  • SPACES ARE LIMITED. The class fee of $30.00 is required to reserve a spot for Full Participants.  This fee is non-refundable, however, if you have to miss the Drop-In, you may apply the fee to the next available Drop-In or credit toward another cranesketch course. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the Drop-In will incur a $5 admin fee. 


1. Go to the Student Portal drop down menu at the top of the cranesketch website.

2. In the drop down menu, select File Share

3. Select the folder marked Drop-In

4. Log In or Sign-Up (if you are signing up, access is not immediate you will be notified when access is granted. If access takes longer than 24 hours, please contact me)

5. Open the Drop-In Folder and add your sketch in PDF FORMAT ONLY.


​Thanks for reading! Looking forward to working with you and doing a lot of laughing! Please contact me with any questions. 





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