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.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

January 9 - February 13, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, and 13
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Pam McLeod

Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

January 17 - February 21, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, and 21
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Sundays, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

February 17 - March 24, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, and 24
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

February 26 - April 2, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Derek Yee

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

February 28 - April 4, 2019
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Thursdays
February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks 
Class size: 14 students maximum 
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total) 
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Lisa Rowland

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

March 6 - April 10, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, and 10
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

3-Day Intensive

March 22 - March 24, 2019
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: March 22, 23, and 24
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $269

“I love the playful, can’t fail, theatrical nature of BATS’s philosophy.”

– BATS Student

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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