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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F3 Zoe LadderFoundation 3

Prerequisite: Foundation 2
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 3 class schedule »

In Foundation 3 improvisers use scene work to develop specific skills such as ensemble, character, acting, and other advanced improv skills.

The smaller class size gives students more opportunity to work and gives coaches a chance to provide more detailed feedback. In the first session, students identify their improv objectives, and the coach customizes the rest of the sessions accordingly.

Foundation 3 is a great tune-up for students of all levels and can be taken multiple times. At the end of Foundation 3, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what next step is best — repeating Foundation 3 or moving to the performance-track Studio Level.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

April 30 - June 4, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, and June 4
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

May 14 - June 18, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: May 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, and 18
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Foundation 3 Intensive

May 31 - June 2, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3 hours on Friday night from 7-10pm, 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm (with a one-hour lunch break on both days)
Class dates: Friday, May 31, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 10am-5pm; with a one-hour lunch break on Saturday and Sunday
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $269
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 6 - July 18, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week)
Class dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, (skip July 4), July 11, and 18
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 18 - July 23, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, and 23
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach

Derek Yee

“BATS creates a very welcoming environment for improvisers to grow and learn.”

– 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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