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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John ZoeFoundation 2

Prerequisite: Foundation 1
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 2 class schedule »

In Foundation 2, students use the tools they developed in Foundation 1 as they learn more games and formats, build performance skills, and explore their own style of play.

Students are introduced to teamwork, stage skills, CROWE (character, relationship, objective, where, emotion), narrative, and scene work and solidify their understanding of status and other concepts from Foundation 1. Though the emphasis is very much on fun, the class curriculum includes some conceptual and technical information.

At the conclusion of Foundation 2, students are welcome to move on to Foundation 3, or repeat Foundation 2 as many times as they wish to keep playing and cementing those skills.

 

Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

September 28 – November 2
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

John Remak

4-Week Foundation 2

 

Sundays, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

October 1 - October 29, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 4 sessions (once a week for 4 weeks, skipping one week)
Class dates: Sundays October 1, (skipping 8) 15, 22, and 29
Class length: 4 hours, with one 30 minute break (16 hours total instruction)
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $279

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 10 – November 14, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

John Remak

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 27 – October 29, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3 hours on Friday night, 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday, with a 1-hour lunch break both days
Class Dates: 7-10pm on Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a 1-hour lunch break both days
Class size:
14 students maximum
Class length: 15 hours total
Tuition: $269
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 14 - December 19
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

“BATS creates a very welcoming environment for improvisers to grow and learn.”

– 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

 

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