About the Workshop
Are you interested in writing a half-hour sitcom pilot, but don’t know anything about how to structure a story? Or have you written a script and are just interested in brushing up on story beats?
Students in this workshop will learn about the essential narrative beats of a sitcom, how those beats are universal to all stories, and how to inject comedy into individual scenes and the story as a whole.
Students will complete a beat sheet for their original or spec pilot by the end of class.
Achilles is a veteran performer of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and long time member of the NYC Improv community. He performed regularly in ASSSSCAT NYC.
Achilles Stamatelaky is a writer/performer/director who was born in The Philippines, moved to New York City with his family when he was 8, and loves writing bios in the third person.
He was a staff writer on Broad City and has developed multiple projects for internet, film, and TV, including an animated show for Ludacris on MTV, if you can believe it.
He has also been in national commercials for ESPN, Rocket Mortgage, and Ally Bank, among others.
He has been performing comedy since 2005 mainly at The UCB Theatre NY, where he was formerly the Associate Artistic Director and a veteran house team improviser and writer. He has taught improv and sketch at the UCB Training Center, as well as sitcom writing at NYU.
Most recently, he created, directed, and wrote CHRISTMAS DELIVERY, an Audible Original scripted series produced by Broadway Video, starring Gillian Jacobs and Sam Richardson. He also directed and co-wrote HIT JOB for Audible and BV. It was created by Eric Cunningham, and stars Keke Palmer and Pete Davidson.
He is a member of the Writer’s Guild East and SAG-AFTRA.