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.

 

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

January 30 - March 5, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks, skipping one week)
Class dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 5
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach
Zoe

Zoe Galvez

Sundays, 11:00am - 2:00 PM

February 16 - March 22, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions, once a week for six weeks
Class dates: February 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, and 22
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

March 4 - April 8, 2020
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, and 8
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach

Derek Yee

Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

March 12 - April 16, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions, once a week for six weeks
Class dates: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, and 16
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach

Rez Graham

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

March 31 - May 5, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions, once a week for six weeks
Class dates: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, and May 5
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 2

Coach

John Remak

“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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