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I – Performing Family Drama with Dave (#16-01-2248)

Advanced Performance: Performing Family Drama
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

January 5 – February 9, 2016
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Class Time/Dates: 7-10 pm on Tuesdays January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, and 9
February 2 and 9 will each include one cast’s open workshop and both are mandatory for the whole class
Performances: Sundays February 14 and 21, times TBD
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks and 2 performances 
Class size: 10 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total of instruction) 
Price: $329 
Prerequiste: Coach and Dean approval is needed to register for this class, In order to get Dean approval, please email Regina Saisi at to confirm eligibility. 


Family Drama uniquely blends the compelling narrative of a three-act stage play with the excitement and surprise of improvisation.   Like many traditional American plays, the story unfolds in real time, on a single set, and with each actor portraying only one character.  Family Drama has entertained audiences and challenged improvisers since 2003 at BATS. The format requires improvisers to slow down, be simple, listen as well as explore the depth of characters and the history of long-term relationships.  This course is recommended for improvisers with experience in long-form performance.  



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