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 Level

The Foundation Level classes are our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice and develop new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

Not sure you’re ready to commit? Try an Intro to Improv or Improv for Shy People session first!

 


Foundation 1

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

Through games and exercises, you'll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!

Upcoming Foundation 1 Classes:

  • Foundation 1 Online with Zoe Galvez (#20-09-3246)
  • Foundation 1 Online with Rebecca Stockley (#20-09-3247)

 


Foundation 2

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.

Upcoming Foundation 2 Classes:

  • Foundation 2 Online with Regina Saisi (#20-09-3248)
  • Foundation 2 Online with Regina Saisi (#20-11-3249)

 


Foundation 3

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.

Upcoming Foundation 3 Classes:

  • Foundation 3 Online with Andy Sarouhan (#20-09-3250)

 


Foundation Specialty

Foundation Specialty classes give you more opportunities to play and have fun while deepening your improv knowledge in a specific area. Classes range from one to four weeks and explore a particular improv skill, such as status, character, games, singing, genre, narrative, or spontaneity.

These classes are a great place for Foundation-level students to explore a distinct element of improv in more depth, working with coaches who are skilled in that particular area.

Upcoming Foundation Specialty Classes:

  • Specialty: Puppetry for Story Telling with Brian Jones (#20-09-3254)
  • Specialty: Freestyle with Larry Dorsey Jr. (#20-10-3256)
  • Specialty: Stand Up’s Secret with Larry Dorsey Jr. (#20-10-3255)