Online: Pulp Playhouse Stories with Regina Saisi (#20-08-3227)

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Class Time/Date: 10:30am-2:30pm / August 11, 12, 13 and 14

Schedule: 4 sessions plus 1performance at 7 pm on August 15

Class size: 7 students maximum

Class length: 3 hours (12 hours total) + 1 performance

Prerequisites: Experience with long-form scenework

Tuition: $325

Pulp Playhouse offers improvisers a chance to dive deeply into genre, to create a character and to find the character’s voice as a storyteller.

With a title from the audience, each narrator tells an improvised story and the give and take between narrator and other players begins.

The improvisers start by writing short monologues, adding costumes and an appropriate background, all the while working on narrated stories and the conventions of the different genres.

Pulp Playhouse is a whirlwind mix of scripted character monologues, narration and mid-length improvised long form stories! Find out for yourself!

(Pulp Playhouse is a format created by BATS alum Brian Lohmann)

About Regina

Regina Saisi has been a BATS Main Stage Company member since 1987 and has served as Artistic Director, Dean of BATS School of Improv, director, and coach.

The focus of her work throughout her career has been improvised theatre. She has been deeply involved in the growth of the San Francisco Bay Area’s fertile improvisation community, helping to start several improv companies including Riot Squad, Improv Theatre, Pulp Playhouse, True Fiction Magazine, and Improv Playhouse of San Francisco.

As an actor and improviser, Regina frequently pushes the boundaries of improvisational theory and practice. With Improv Theatre, for example, she helped pioneer longform improv, taking improvised theatre from simple scenes into full-length, multi-act narratives. Pulp Playhouse employed extensive genre study to define both storytelling style and storytelling structure.

She helped create her most sophisticated work with True Fiction Magazine, a company that has performed internationally and has brought the style and structure of telling multiple stories to Sweden, Finland, Italy, and Belgium.

Regina has taught at Studio ACT, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and TAM High School, where she also directs improvised performances.

Refund Policy:

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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