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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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Music for the Fifth Dimension – The Twilight Zone Preshow Playlist

One of the goals for the Twilight Zone show was to transport the audience back to the original time period of the show (1959 – 1964). There have been some attempts to reboot the show (and even a movie version

Posted in Backstage, Preshow Playlists

The Bechdel Test – Preshow Playlist

Looking for some music by your favorite female music-makers?  Check out the music you’ll be listening to before the Bechdel Test, many of which were suggested by BATS fans. Thanks to everyone who suggested these great songs and great artists –

Posted in Backstage, Preshow Playlists

Twilight Zone – Episode Study Guide

We always get asked what we do to prepare for certain shows.  And just because we make it up at show time doesn’t mean we don’t do a lot of homework!  In a show like Twilight Zone, we go right

Posted in Backstage, Study Guide

Passing the Bechdel Test

In August 2016, BATS premiered The Bechdel Test, a completely original improv show that put fully-expressed female characters front and center. The show was performed just twice in 2016, once more at Stanford in Spring of 2017, and BATS held a

Posted in Backstage