?? Vote BATS Improv for “Best Theatre Company”
Wednesday, August 25, 2016
Vote BATS Improv for “Best Theatre Company” in the SF Bay Guardian 2016 Best of the Bay poll! Voting for this year’s Best of the Bay is now open. Follow the link below to vote for all your Bay Area favorites, and help us take home our 19th Best-of award by voting BATS Improv as “Best Theatre Company” in the Arts & Entertainment section on page 4. Voting only takes a minute and when you vote for BATS you’ll help spread the word about our great non-profit theatre company!
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link updated 8.25.16
? All-New Ticket Six-Packs
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Get tickets for just $15 each when you buy a Six-Pack of Tickets! You’ll save $30 off the door price, and, Better yet, you can use the tickets however you like! Use all six at a single show… or treat yourself to six different shows… or bring a friend to three different show… you get the picture. Plus, with our all-new Six-Packs, you’ll get a custom code you can use to book your tickets online.
? 2016 Youth Scholarships Available
BATS School of Improv
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
BATS Improv and Fratelli Bologna are proud to announce five Budding Artist Scholarships for the 2016 BATS Summer Youth Program.
The Budding Artist Scholarships celebrates a tradition of service:
William Hall and Carla Hatley of Fratelli Bologna have established this scholarship in honor of their fathers, both named ‘Bud,’ in recognition of their work with youth and strong belief in the arts.
The Budding Artist Scholarship offers young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to discover and experience improvisational theater by providing financial aid to participate in the BATS Summer Youth Program.
Youth theater experience builds self-confidence and community:
Students learn to connect with people, expand their imaginations, build self-confidence, appreciate other’s ideas and be part of a community.
Five Full Tuition Scholarships Available:
One Budding Artist Scholarship is available for each of the five Youth Camps in 2016. Each youth camp is a week-long immersion in the craft improvisation tailored for specific age-ranges. Camps start on July 5, 12, 18 (two camps), and 25. See the full Youth Camp schedule >>
Click here for a PDF with full scholarship and application details
(Application deadline is Wednesday, June 1 at midnight)
Theatersports™ Show Results
Friday, March 18, 2016
“The Macho Marcho” defeated reigning Champions, “The Electoral College.” This week they defend their title against new challengers, “The Good Men and Women of San Francisco.” Friday Night Theatresports™ plays every Friday night through July! More info >>
SF Chronicle – Warp Speed Featured in 96 Hours
San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com
Thursday – Sunday, July 3 -6, 2014
Theater: ‘Warp Speed’
BATS Improv boldly goes where no improv have before, with audience suggestions inspiring the creating of entirely new characters (no Kirk, no Spock), relationships and worlds in a new improvised enterprise each night.
Summer Sessions Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
May 1, 2014
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the BATS School of Improv’s Summer Sessions. Students have come from all over the world to participate in these unique intensive classes. Each year we host notable guest coaches, such as Theatresports™ founder Keith Johnstone and Blind Date creator Rebecca Northan. This year we’re pleased to welcome back Patricia Madsen Ryan, author of Improv Wisdom (and a coach at the very first Summer Session in 1994!).
BATS Improv Live In-Studio on KGO Radio
April 12, 2014
Kasey Klemm and Rebecca Poretsky from the BATS Main Stage Company sit down live in-studio with Pat Thurston on KGO radio tonight, April 12, from 7:30 to 8:00 PM. What is BATS? How can you teach improv? How do we approach genre? What are the shows like?
BATS Improv Announces Addition of Two New Company Members
March 25, 2014
BATS Improv is pleased to announce Ethan Karson and Jason Leal as the newest members of our Main Stage Company.
Kasey Klemm to Serve Second Term as BATS Artistic Director
March 25, 2014
BATS Improv is pleased to announce that Kasey Klemm, BATS Artistic Director since 2011, will be serving a second term and continuing as Artistic Director through 2017. Kasey began studying improv at BATS in 1997 and joined the Main Stage Company in 2000.
BATS Gets 100th Yelp 5-Star Review
February 13, 2014
This week we hit a milestone in the Yelp world, 100 5-star reviews! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their great experience at BATS Improv.