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 2 – Movement & Story

Online Sessions
Prerequisite:
 Foundation 1
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks)
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $299 

Foundation 2 moves further down the path to fully improvised scenes and stories by putting the mindsets from Foundation 1 into a scene structure while staying present physically in the moment and with your partner.

In F2 you will learn how to: 

  • Put the building blocks of improvised worlds together and learn the skills that will enable you to create in a relaxed state of play. 
  • Improvise from a grounded physical state that will be your touchstone when you don’t know what to say. 
  • See and respond to what is already present, allowing you access to the creative part of your mind that intuitively knows what comes next. 
  • Inhabit character and story throughout the body while creating fully realized environments out of thin air. 
  • Identify the basic information of the scene.  Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there? 

Students that complete F2 are eligible to perform in the weekly Sunday Student Jams.

At the end of Foundation 2, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F2 to strengthen the improviser’s physical awareness or moving to F3: Character & Relationship.

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Foundation 2 Intensive

Fri - Sun, October 8 - October 10
In-Person

Class Time/Dates: Fri. 6:00pm - 10pm PST; Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 5:00pm PST **There will be a 1 hour lunch break on both Sat. & Sun.
Prerequisites: Foundation 1 **This class requires Head of School approval. Please email us at bats@improv.org wih a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 4 - 6 hours per day (16 hours total instruction)
Tuition: Early Bird: $239 // Tuition: $299

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.

 

Coach

Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

October 30 - December 18, 2021
Online

Schedule: 8 sessions
Class dates: October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 & 18
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisites: Foundation 1 **This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility