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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staff-photoStaff & Board


Artistic Director: Ken Robertson

Interim Managing Director: Ana Nelson

Dean, BATS School of Improv: Dave Dennison

Director, Improv @ Work: Ceci Walken

Office Assistant: Eteya Trinidad

Laughingstock Coordinator: Ann Feehan

Musical Director: Joshua Raoul Brody

Musical Improvisers: Joshua Raoul Brody, David Norfleet, Richard Leiter, Steve Kirk, Win Meyerson, Juno Hassid, Jerome Rossen

Lighting Improvisers: Craig Good, Rez Graham, Alfred Spormann

Board of Directors

Christina McFadden, President
CEO of Blue Door Partners and Leadership Coach at UC Berkeley, Haas 

Ted DesMaisons, Vice President
Founder and Principal, Anima Learning

Ed Alter, Treasurer
Partner & Director of Business Development, SpeechSkills, LLC

Archana Ojha, Secretary
Business Savvy Legal Advisor and BATS enthusiast

Paul Killam
Company Member and Artistic Director Emeritus, BATS Improv

Jason Kim
Finance Manager, Alphabet and enthusiastic improv student

Lisa Rowland
Company Member and former Manager of Training Programs, BATS Improv

Erin Daruszka
Sr. Manager of HR – West Coast, Goodwin and Artistic Director of San Francisco Improv Festival

Website Photography
Jenn Dorn, William Hall, Dan Heller, Petr Jerabek, Ben Long, Stephanie Pool, Corey Rosen

“Quintessentially San Francisco”

– Audience member (from anonymous survey)

Paris Café (4:25)
Improvised live at BATS


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!