Since 1958, Brave New Workshop has been presenting satire and comedy. The artists at Brave New Workshop cleverly dance between “drama that makes you laugh and comedy that makes you think.”

Look up and write your own definition of what satire is. Then, pick a topic in the news that interests you and write about it with a comic spin. Look at the examples from Brave New Workshop as inspiration.

The artists at Brave New Workshop rely on collaboration between the writers/actors. They work together to develop sketches and stories that are thought-provoking yet funny, using humor as a tool to get at issues that aren’t always easy to talk about such as racism, poverty and politics.

Share what you wrote above and share it with your own “team” of writers/actors. Try to combine at least one idea from each person’s original topic.