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

Office Assistant: Eteya Trinidad

Laughing Stock Coordinator: Ann Feehan

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

Christina McFadden, President

Ted DesMaisons, Vice President
Founder and Principal, Anima Learning

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

Paul Killam
Company Member and Artistic Director Emeritus, BATS Improv

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

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)

Meet the Butler (1:18)
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!