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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F3 Zoe LadderFoundation 3

Prerequisite: Foundation 2
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 3 class schedule »

In Foundation 3 improvisers use scene work to develop specific skills such as ensemble, character, acting, and other advanced improv skills.

The smaller class size gives students more opportunity to work and gives coaches a chance to provide more detailed feedback. In the first session, students identify their improv objectives, and the coach customizes the rest of the sessions accordingly.

Foundation 3 is a great tune-up for students of all levels and can be taken multiple times. At the end of Foundation 3, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what next step is best — repeating Foundation 3 or moving to the performance-track Studio Level.

 

Saturdays, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

June 10 – July 22, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week)
Class dates: June 10, 17, 24, (skipping July 1), July 8, 15, and 22
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach
Kasey Klemm

Kasey Klemm

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

July 19 – August 23, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Wednesdays July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 9 – September 13, 2017
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Wednesdays August 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, and 13
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach
Kasey Klemm

Kasey Klemm

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 22 – September 26, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: Tuesdays August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

“I can’t remember when I’ve felt more comfortable to make a mistake or take a risk.”

– 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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