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In-Person Weekend Intensive: Family Drama with Dave Dennison

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Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Blvd, Building B

San Francisco, CA 94123

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BATS School of Improv (#21-08-3396)

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Class Dates/Time: Fri. - Sun./ August 27, 28 & 29

Friday 6pm-10pm PST

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm PST

Class culminates in a live performance at the BayFront theatre.

Prerequisite: Performance Experience**

**This class requires Head of School Approval. Please email a concise list of your improv experience to bats@improv.org to determine eligibility

Schedule: 3 sessions (once a day for 3 days)

Class length: 4-8 hours (20 hours total)

Class size: 10 students maximum

Tuition: $299

As we return to the joy of improvising in person, why not take a deep dive into a format that’s about loved ones gathering together?

Family Drama is an improvised 3 Act Stage play set at a family gathering. The format was created by Dave Dennison and first performed at BATS Improv in 2004 and has appeared regularly on the BATS schedule since then.

Family Drama challenges five improvisers to take a few suggestions from the audience and create a family of characters with rich histories individually and in relationship to one another. It’s a great format for improvisers who aspire to slow down and be in the moment. The action of the play unfolds in real time in one location in a naturalistic style. Family Drama pushes the players to find the specifics of their characters, the details of their family, and the deeper emotional truths that connect them.

In this intensive, we will work on creating distinct characters and supporting the choices of our fellow players. Defining and embodying relationships will be a key focus as well as listening: not just to take in and remember information, but to let the truth of what is said have an impact on the character.

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BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Class cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel more than 96 hours (4 days) before a class begins, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee. 
  • If you cancel within 96 hours (4 days) of your first class, your tuition will be forfeit.

    Summer Youth and Adult Sessions cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel more than 14 days (2 weeks) before your first class, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first class, your tuition will be forfeit.

 

All cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to registrar@improv.org, and include the title and start date of your class.

In the event that we cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition in full.

Please note: In the past, we have offered class credit in lieu of refunds. We are no longer able to offer this option. Each class tuition payment will stand on its own, and is non-transferable.

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