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 6 – Performance Showcase

Online Sessions
Prerequisite:
 Foundation 5
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks)
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299 

The name of the game in Foundation 6 is getting performance ready with a specific, well-researched genre.  At the end of this 8-week course, the ensemble will present multiple performances to invited audiences of a genre and format that they research and rehearse together. 

In F6 improvisers will learn:

  • How to approach a genre with an eye to playing it truthfully and faithfully.
  • The unique skills and nuances of a particular genre and how to recreate the tone of a genre with improvised stories.
  • The ways that performing can change the energy of improvisers and improvisation in the safety of workshop performances. 

At the end of Foundation 6, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about their next step — repeating Foundation 6, going to the Improv Gym to hone specific skills, or moving to the Ongoing Beginning Performance Lab to start the improvisers performance journey.

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Foundation 6 with Regina Saisi Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST

August 3 - September 7 Ft. Mason Center Schedule: 6 sessions Class dates: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31& September 7 Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction) Class size: 12 students maximum Tuition: $349 Prerequisites: Foundation 5 or equivalent **This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility

The name of the game in Foundation 6 is getting performance ready with a specific, well-researched genre. At the end of this 6-week course, the ensemble will present multiple performances to invited audiences of a genre and format that they research and rehearse together.

In F6 improvisers will learn:

  • How to approach a genre with an eye to playing it truthfully and faithfully.
  • The unique skills and nuances of a particular genre and how to recreate the tone of a genre with improvised stories.
  • The ways that performing can change the energy of improvisers and improvisation in the safety of workshop performances.

At the end of Foundation 6, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about their next step — repeating Foundation 6, going to the Improv Gym to hone specific skills, or moving to the Ongoing Performance Lab to start the improviser's performance journey.