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.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 26 - July 31, 2018
Studio 210, San Francisco (The Mission)

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach

Chris Sams

Mondays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

August 6 - September 17, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 10, and 17
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 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)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach

Derek Yee

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

September 11 - October 16, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, and 16
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

“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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