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      3-day Intensive: Dynamic Duos with Tim Orr and Guest Coach Bell Laurey (#08-1818) in San Francisco

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      August 29, 2013

      Thursday  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

      2 Fort Mason
      San Francisco, California 94123

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      3-day Intensive: Dynamic Duos with Tim Orr and Guest Coach Bell Laurey (#08-1818)

      Class Time/Dates: 10am-6pm for three consecutive days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 29, 30, and 31, 10am-6pm daily.

      Schedule: 3 day-long sessions, with an hour lunch break. 21 hours total of instruction. 

      Class size:
      12 students maximum, 6 twosomes*

      Performance:  10:15pm Saturday, August 31st and 8:30pm, Sunday September 1st.

      Prerequisite: Coach and/or Dean Approval (email to confirm eligibility).

      *Students are encouraged to sign up in twosomes.  If you're interested in taking the course alone, it may be possible to pair you up with another student; please call the office first.


      This 3-day Intensive will focus on two-person improv groups:  Dynamic Duos! During the intensive, we’ll work on exploring, creating and performing your own two-person formats.

      Here are some questions that we’ll explore together:

                              - What excites you about two-person improv?

      - What makes two-person groups“work”?  (more precisely, what will make your

      two-person group work?)

      - What are the skills we need to dynamically execute a two-person improv show?

      - What are the unique challenges and opportunities of two-person improv?


      Here are some things we’ll work on:

                              - Relationships: establishing details and emotion with clarity and energy.

                              - Scene Starts:  jumping into each scene’s reality/locations with commitment and variety.

                              - Transitions:  how do we move from scene to scene in either short or long-form.

                              - Characters:  commitment, variety, playing both sexes, playing multiple characters,

                                playing each others’ characters, etc.

                              - Formats:  do you want to do short-form, long-form, both, neither?Are scenes tied

                                together by theme, by location, by time period, by genre, by furniture?   Or some other way?


      This is the first time that BATS has offered a “duos” class!  Join us in this intense and creatively

      combustive experience!


      About Guest Coach Bell Laurey

      Bell is one of the most well-known and respected improvisers in Israel. She is the co-founder of the Tel Aviv improv school IMPRO TLV.   She has performed and taught improv around the world: Austin, Texas (O.O.B festival), Amsterdam, Slovenia, Berlin, and Leipzig. This coming winter she will go to Germany to teach and perform her one-woman improv show in two festivals.

      Bell won "best performer" at the 2008 Israeli Fringe Festival for her one woman show- “The Woman I Could Have Been”, and in 2010 “best supporting actor” for her part in “Mr. Kolpert”. She writes for television, theatre and films, and won a scholarship for playwriting at the American Israeli foundation.

      Bell is a founding player of the renowned Tel Aviv-based 2-person improv troupe “3falling”, along with actor Muli Shulman and musician D.J. Marziano.

      She is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach for the first time at BATS Improv this summer, along with BATS’ own Tim Orr!






      BATS Improv Class Refund Policy
      Your class tuition includes a non-refundable deposit equal to 20% of your payment.
      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.


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