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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about_ourvision_candid-on-stageBATS Mission, Vision, & Values

(Our Navigational Star, as of 1.20.21)

 

Mission (our purpose, our reason for being) 

BATS Improv changes lives through improv. We cultivate and innovate the craft of improvisation through engaging, playful, and high-quality performance and training.

Vision (what it looks like if we are doing things right) 

The excellent work we do on-stage, in classes, and in trainings — and also behind the scenes — inspires our community to practice the skills of careful attention, joyful collaboration, and rich storytelling everywhere they go. 

Our people come from all walks of life and we consciously share our resources to ensure access for all. 

At BATS, people feel changed for the better.

Values (our core essence, our guiding principles)

Throughout BATS, we care about, stand for, and commit to:

  • diversity, equity, and inclusion (specifically, working to become anti-racist and anti-oppression)
  • creativity and innovation
  • collaboration and connection
  • joyful play and fun
  • professionalism and excellence 

“Quintessentially San Francisco”

– Audience member (from anonymous survey)

BATS Improv is a
non-profit theatre company!

BATS Improv is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cultivating and innovating the craft of improvised theatre.  Your gift helps us make professional live theatre accessible to everyone, and it will help you at tax time too!

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