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BATS Summer Sessions 2017: The Bechdel Test with Lisa Rowland and Dave Dennison (#S17-08-2525)

BATS Improv, Center for Improvised Theatre

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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Early Registration Tuition - Women May 31, 2017 $419.00 $0.00 Add to Waitlist
Early Registration Tuition - Men May 31, 2017 $419.00 $0.00

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Class Time/Dates: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 10am - 5pm each day
Schedule: 10am - 1pm, lunch from 1-2pm, 2-5pm
Two performances: Sunday, August 13th, 4pm and 6pm

Class size: 12 students maximum: 8 women and 4 men
Class length: 24 hours total of instruction
Prerequisite: Advanced players with significant performance experience. Contact regina@improv.org  for questions about eligibility.

 

The Bechdel Test is a lens we can use to look at how women show up in works of fiction.  Named for cartoonist Alison Bechdel, it asks the question, "Is there a scene between two women talking to each other about something other than a man?"

 

The remarkably low percentage of films and stories that pass this test points to the fact that we all have grown accustomed to creating and seeing stories centering around men.  And as story creators we often perpetuate that pattern. 

 

Debuting on the main stage at BATS in August 2016, the Bechdel test format aims to explore the complexities, relationships, and stories of women.  Simply deciding to make stories whose main characters are women - good, bad, likeable and not - is a departure from the stories that we often consume and create!

 

This format includes both men and women - it is not a female-only class, as this is not a female-only issue! The class is for a experienced improvisors with performance experience.


**Register before June 1st for early registration tuition of $419. After June 1st, tuition increases to $439.**





BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.


If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Have questions about BATS Summer Sessions 2017: The Bechdel Test with Lisa Rowland and Dave Dennison (#S17-08-2525)? Contact BATS Improv, Center for Improvised Theatre

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Marina Blvd & Buchanan St
Fort Mason Center, Building B; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, 94123

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM (PDT)


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