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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John ZoeFoundation 2

Prerequisite: Foundation 1
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 2 class schedule »

In Foundation 2, students use the tools they developed in Foundation 1 as they learn more games and formats, build performance skills, and explore their own style of play.

Students are introduced to teamwork, stage skills, CROWE (character, relationship, objective, where, emotion), narrative, and scene work and solidify their understanding of status and other concepts from Foundation 1. Though the emphasis is very much on fun, the class curriculum includes some conceptual and technical information.

At the conclusion of Foundation 2, students are welcome to move on to Foundation 3, or repeat Foundation 2 as many times as they wish to keep playing and cementing those skills.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 2 - November 6, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 4 - November 8, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 and 8
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 23 - November 27, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, and 27
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Derek Yee

Saturdays, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

October 27 - December 8, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks (skipping one week)
Class Dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, (skipping 24 - Thanksgiving Weekend), December 1, and 8
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 7 - December 19, 2018
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week)
Class Dates: November 7, 14, (skip 21 - Thanksgiving), 28, December 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Derek Yee

3-Day Intensive

November 9 - November 11, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours Friday (7-10pm) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: November 9, 10, and 11
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 29 - January 10, 2018
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks (skipping one week)
Class Dates: November 29, December 6, 13, 20, (skip 27 - holidays), January 3, and 10
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

“Affords adults the chance to play and learn skills that apply both on stage and in life.”

– BATS Student (from anonymous survey)

Class Locations

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BATS Improv
Center for Improvised Theatre

Bayfront Theater
B350 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

 

Studio 210
3435 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco

 

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto

 

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