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full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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Summer 2016 – Family Drama Intensive with Dave Dennison – (#S16-08-2333)

Family Drama Intensive

August 25  – August 28, 2016
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6-10 pm on Thursday August 2510-5pm Friday and Saturday August 26 and 27, 3:30-5:30 pm on Sunday August 28.
Performances: Sunday, August 286 and 8 pm
Schedule:  four days of instruction, one performance for each cast

Class size: 10 students maximum
Class hours: 18 hours total of instruction
Prerequisite:  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.

**Register before June 1st to take advantage of our early registration rate of $359. After June 1st class price increases to $379.**

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