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

June 20 - August 1
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks (skipping one week)
Class Dates: June 20, 27, (skip 4th of July), July 11, 18, 25, and August 1
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

July 24 - August 28, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

John Remak

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

August 15 - September 19, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

August 22 - September 26, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Sundays, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

September 9 - October 14, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

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

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

September 25 - October 30, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
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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