Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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staff-photoStaff & Board


Artistic Director: Ken Robertson

Interim Managing Director: Ana Nelson

Dean, BATS School of Improv: Regina Saisi

Director, Improv @ Work: Ceci Walken

Operations Manager: Morgan Pavey

Summer Sessions Coordinator and Youth Director: Laura Derry

Laughing Stock Coordinator: Ann Feehan

House Managers: Ollie Funes

Musical Director: Joshua Raoul Brody

Musical Improvisers: Joshua Raoul Brody, David Norfleet, Richard Leiter, Steve Kirk, Win Meyerson, Joey Hassid, Jerome Rossen

Lighting Improvisers: Craig Good, Rez Graham, Ana Nelson, Mark Rachel, Alfred Spormann

Board of Directors

Jerry Ruoti, President
Project Manager, Trust and Safety, Airbnb

David Boyll, Vice President
Director, Digital Media Technology, Oracle

Ed Alter, Treasurer
Partner & Director of Business Development, SpeechSkills, LLC

Ted DesMaisons, Secretary
Founder and Principal, Anima Learning

Paul Killam
Company Member and Artistic Director Emeritus, BATS Improv

Jon Ligon
Contractor and Project Manager, Wells Fargo

Henning Matthew
‎Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager at City National Bank

Ana Nelson
‎Founder, Zymocosm

Lisa Rowland
Company Member and former Manager of Training Programs, BATS Improv

Website Photography
Jenn Dorn, William Hall, Dan Heller, Petr Jerabek, Ben Long, Stephanie Pool, Corey Rosen

“Quintessentially San Francisco”

– Audience member (from anonymous survey)

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS


BATS Improv is a
non-profit theatre company!

BATS Improv is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and innovating the craft of improvised theatre.  Your gift helps us make professional live theatre accessible to everyone, and it will help you at tax time too!