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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Teambuilding & Collaboration



Bespoke Leadership Development



Personal Leadership Development



Bespoke Leadership Development

Trained facilitators take your team on a deep dive using improv tools to develop leaders in today's ever-changing world.

Schedule a design call with our @Work staff so we can discuss your needs and create a bespoke workshop with your desired outcomes in mind.

Mix & Match from the following offerings:

  • Enhance team dynamics, building teamwork, rapport, and trust
  • Increase trust and cooperation
  • Practice active listening and shared control
  • Explore “Yes, And…” as a  respectful acknowledgment of other ideas and as a tool  for creation
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Practice thinking on your feet
  • Practice new approaches to  facing ambiguous situations  and the unknown
  • Learn to fail faster, “fail forward” and build towards a growth mindset
  • Learn to let go and see possibility in reality
  • Maintain your focus even while under pressure
  • Bounce back from any type of unpredictable outcome
  • Express your ideas without self-judgment
  • Learn new ways to listen, think expansively, and build on the ideas of others
  • Engage in collaborative, creative problem solving
  • Remove barriers in your thinking
  • Learn storytelling frameworks and techniques to make the storytelling compelling
  • Practice storytelling on your feet (incorporating emotion, body language, vocal training, use of anecdotes and metaphors)
  • See how exploring genre may stimulate creativity and insight
  • Develop active listening skills
  • Be present with your audience: colleagues, clients, customers
  • Practice adaptive leadership (situational leadership or improvisational leadership)
  • Learn how to show up with greater perceived authenticity and credibility
  • Learn to lead in a way others want to follow

Why should my organization do improv training? (Virtual or In-Person)

Business today moves fast, and adaptable individuals and teams have the advantage. Whether you work for a Fortune 500, a tech startup, or a social justice nonprofit, your team must be able to adapt, create, communicate, and collaborate. 

  • Improv teaches vital skills for coping in a dynamic world. We use skills to improvise together — listening, spontaneity, focus, flexibility, resilience, intelligent risk-taking — to help people work better together.
  • Improv is a perfect model for creative collaboration. We can unlock the vast creativity and innovative power of small teams, departments, and whole organizations.
  • Improv gives you powerful communication tools. We can deliver successful methodologies for creating stories, narratives, and dialogue — the type of communication that has the power to inspire team members and compel customers.

The principles and skills of improvisation are identifiable, learnable, and repeatable. BATS Improv @ Work will create a training fully customized to your organization’s needs for large or small groups, whether a quick one-hour “pick me up” to a three-hour or multi-day deep dive.

We can also work with your organization to design ongoing and resident trainer programs to extend the principles you have learned to other groups and departments or create an episodic or ongoing series for your team.

We can bring the training to your organization or an off-site facility on a virtual platform or hold it at our very own 200-seat Bayfront Theater.

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