August 11 – August 13, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco
Schedule: 3 hours on Friday night and 6 hours on Saturday and Sunday (with a 1-hour lunch break both days)
Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Friday, August 11
10am-5pm (with a 1-hour lunch break) Saturday and Sunday August 12 and 13
Class size: 14 students maximum
Class length: 15 hours total of instruction
Prerequisite: Foundation 1 or equivalent. Please contact Regina Saisi, Dean, with any questions about prerequisites or your eligibility at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-474-6776.
Foundation 2 focuses on refining your improv knowledge and skill set, reinforcing the concepts you learned in Foundation 1 through games, play, and exercises.
This course covers all of the content of the 6-week Foundation 2 class over three days.
While the emphasis is still on fun, course content also explores more conceptual and technical information and helps you build the skills you need to perform in front of an audience.
Students in Foundation 2 are required to read one of the definitive texts on improv: IMPRO by Keith Johnstone. Johnstone invented Theatresports, one of the core improv formats we play at BATS. BATS sells the book for $25; it is also available from a variety of retail outlets. When enrolling, please indicate whether or not you would like to purchase the book from BATS. If so, you can pay for it at time of registration and pick up their book on your first day of class.
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 3, but you can also take Foundation 2 as many times as you would like.