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 RebeccaFoundation 1

Prerequisite: None
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

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Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. 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!

At the conclusion, you can move on to Foundation 2 or continue to take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Still on the fence? Here’s why you should study improv at BATS.

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.

 

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

November 1 - November 3, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours (7-10pm on Friday) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: November 1, 2, and 3
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

November 6 - December 18, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions, skipping one week
Class dates: Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, (skip 27 - Thanksgiving), December 4, 11, and 18
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

November 7 - December 19, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions, skipping one week
Class dates: November 7, 14, 21 (skip 28 - Thanksgiving), December 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

November 9 - December 21, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: November 9, 16, 23, (skip 30 - Thanksgiving), December 7, 14, and 21
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

December 8 - January 19, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: December 8, 15, 22, (skip 29), January 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

December 13 - December 15, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours (7-10pm on Friday) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: December 13, 14, and 15
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $269