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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F1 – Saturday Foundation 1 for Shy People, Kasey Klemm (#17-04-2537)

Foundation 1 for Shy People

Saturdays, 2:30 – 5:30 PM

April 15 – May 20, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, and 20
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Do you self-identify as shy or introverted? Are you unlikely to be the first to speak up in class or in a meeting? Do you find yourself overshadowed by your friends, family, or colleagues? Are you overwhelmed when you’re in a big group of people? 

Signing up for an improv class may be the last thing on your mind if you consider yourself shy, but you’d be surprised how safe and supportive the art form can be. Focused on creating a comfortable and safe environment, this class covers the basics of BATS-style improv in order to cultivate spontaneity, flexibility, and confidence. 

Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!

Improv skills build trust and cooperation and tap into the imaginative and creative qualities that we all possess. This class will leave you with some real tools to apply to your life, and you’ll have a tremendously fun time in the process of acquiring them! 

At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.*

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