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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F1 RebeccaFoundation 1

Prerequisite: None
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

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Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!

At the conclusion, you can move on to Foundation 2 or continue to take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Still on the fence? Here’s why you should study improv at BATS.

NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged. If you think you will have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.

 

3-Day Foundation 1 Intensive

August 4  - August 6, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3 hours on Friday night and 6 hours on Saturday and Sunday (with a 1-hour lunch break on both days)
Class dates: Friday August 4, 7-10pm, Saturday and Sunday August 5-6, 10am-5pm daily
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $309
Prerequisite: None! Open to all adults 18 and over.

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. This intensive covers all of the content of the 6-week Foundation 1 class over three days.

Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you'll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!

 

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 10 - September 14, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Thursdays August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, and 14
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach
Laura

Laura Derry

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 29 – October 3, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions 
Class dates: Tuesdays August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26, and October 3
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak

“BATS coaches are all extremely enthusiastic, supportive, and helpful.”

– BATS Student

Class Locations

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BATS Improv
Center for Improvised Theatre

Bayfront Theater
B350 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

 

Studio 210
3435 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco

 

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto

 

See School FAQs for registration details, plus info on parking, nearby food, safety, etc.