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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Summer 2018 – The BAT with Tim and Reg S18-08-2732


August 22 – August 26, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Class Time/Dates: 
Wednesday 6-10 pm, 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 23, 24, 25, 10am – 5pm each day
Performance showcase: Sunday, August 26th, 6 pm
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 22 hour of instruction
Early Registration Tuition: $379
Regular Tuition: $399
Prerequisite: Prior improvised long form performance experience necessary. Contact prior to regitration for approval to enroll.


The BAT is a voice-only improv format developed by Joe Bill from Chicago. Both the performers and the audience experience The BAT with eyes closed and/or in the dark.

The format starts with a jam of notes, sounds, words and phrases which build to a climax and serve as the inspiration for three stories, told concurrently and switching from one to another in no particular order.

It’s an exciting and original way of developing characters and story, blending the skills of long form storytelling and the free-wheeling vocal expression of our combined voices, almost like a jazz ensemble.



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