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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Foundation 1 – Mindset & Skillset

Online Sessions 
Prerequisite: None! Open to Adults 18 and older 
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks) 
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total) 
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

A fun, playful, and engaging introduction to the principles and mindsets of improvisation and the BATS style of improv.

The class will focus on developing the ensemble and honing these foundational skills:

  • Listening
  • Support
  • Spontaneity
  • Imagination
  • Collaboration

Students will learn the groundwork for the creative magic of improvising stories together. World-class coaches guide students through the first exciting stages of improvisation in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

At the end of F1, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what next step is best — repeating F1 to strengthen the necessary skills or moving to Foundation 2: Movement & Story.

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NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged. If you think you will have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.

Upcoming Classes:

Online: Foundation 1 with Andy Sarouhan Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST

January 5th - February 23rd Online

Class Time/Dates: 6:00pm-8:00pm PST on Thursdays // January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

Schedule: 8 sessions; once a week for eight weeks.

Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)

Class size: 16 students maximum

Prerequisite: None! Open to all adults 18 and over!

Tuition: $299

Foundation 1 is a fun, playful, and engaging introduction to the principles and mindsets of improvisation and the BATS style of improv. The class will focus on developing the ensemble and honing these foundational skills:

  • Listening
  • Support
  • Spontaneity
  • Imagination and
  • Collaboration

Students will learn the groundwork for the creative magic of improvising stories together.

World-class coaches guide students through the first exciting stages of improvisation in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

At the end of F1, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what next step is best — repeating F1 to strengthen the necessary skills or moving to Foundation 2: Movement & Story

 *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.*

In-Person: Foundation 1 with Rebecca Stockley Sundays, 11:00am - 2:00pm PST

January 8 - February 12 Ft. Mason

Class Time/Dates: 11:00am-2:00pm PST on Sundays// January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 and 12

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks

Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)

Class size: 16 students maximum

Prerequisite: None! Open to all adults 18 and over!

Tuition: $349

Foundation 1 is a fun, playful, and engaging introduction to the principles and mindsets of improvisation and the BATS style of improv. The class will focus on developing the ensemble and honing these foundational skills:

  • Listening
  • Support
  • Spontaneity
  • Imagination and
  • Collaboration

Students will learn the groundwork for the creative magic of improvising stories together.

World-class coaches guide students through the first exciting stages of improvisation in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

At the end of F1, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what next step is best — repeating F1 to strengthen the necessary skills or moving to Foundation 2: Movement & Story

 *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.*