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.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

March 1 – April 5, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

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Laura Derry

Sundays, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

March 19 – April 30, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week for Easter
Class Dates: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, (skipping April 16), 23, and 30
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

March 28 – May 2, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Sundays, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

April 2 – May 14
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week
Class Dates: April 2, 9, (skip 16), 23, 30, May 7, and 14
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

April 4 – May 9, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, and 9
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

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Derek Yee

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

April 7 - April 9, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Class Time/Dates: 3 hours on Friday night from 7-10pm, 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
Schedule: Friday, April 7, 7-10pm; Saturday, April 8, 10am-5pm; Sunday, April 9, 10am-5pm, with a one-hour lunch break on Saturday and Sunday
Class size: 14 students maximum 
Class length: 15 hours total of instruction
Prerequisite: Foundation 1 

 

Saturdays, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

April 22 – May 27
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week
Class Dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, and 27
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

May 2 – June 6, 2017
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks 
Class size: 14 students maximum 
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total) 
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

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Chris Sams

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

May 24 – June 28, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, and 28
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach
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John Remak

One of “20 Best Improv Comedy Schools Around the World”

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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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