A John Hughes 80's Movie Workshop with Kimberly MacLean (#18-01-2657)

Wed Jan 10
BATS Improv
07:00 PM
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Schedule: 4 sessions; once a week for 4 weeks, with one additional performanceClass Dates: 7-10pm on Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31 (plus performance)Performance: Wednesday, February 7th at 6pm, with two 40-minutes halvesClass size: 10 students maximumClass length: 3 hours (12 hours total, plus performance)Prerequisite: Completion of Performance 3. If you have any questions, please email Regina Saisi at [email protected] to confirm eligibility. 
Students requested it and we’re bringing it back. So, dust off your Trapper Keeper, double up your shoulder pads and restock the Aqua Net... we're time traveling to the 80's and improvising in style.  John Hughes was the king of 80s teen angst movies like Pretty Pink, 16 Candles, & The Breakfast Club.

This class will allow us to do a deep dive into this filmic format and culminate in a performance. Be ready to explore big emotional arcs, status, the specifics of this narrative flow and how life plays out when your teen brain isn’t yet fully formed. High school is filled with so much change, so many firsts, and fueled by hormones and New Coke - with one foot in childhood & one in adulthood it allows for big reactions, clear objectives, high-stakes status changes, and great opportunities for great storytelling. Best of all, this format is just good plain fun to play!  No need to already be familiar with these films or even the 80s, we’ll build together and have fun reference material. It's going to be a totally tubular time!

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,  or any time after your first class session, 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, or any time after your first class session, your tuition will be forfeit.

All cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to [email protected], 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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