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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Foundational Series of BATS Style Improv

The Foundation Series (Foundation 1-6) gives you in depth improv training and the BATS style of improvised theatre.

You will learn the improvisers mindset of positive acceptance as fuel for story, to listen and build on ideas, and then to be able to tell a story through advanced character and narrative training. Once you’ve completed Foundation 2 you are eligible to play in the Sunday Student Jams (Dates for 2021 will be announced soon.)

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

Foundation 1 – Mindset & Skillset

A fun, playful, and engaging introduction to the principles and mindsets of improvisation and the BATS style of improv.

Upcoming Foundation 1 – Mindset & Skillset Classes:

 


Foundation 2 – Movement & Story

Foundation 2 moves further down the path to fully improvised scenes and stories by putting the mindsets from Foundation 1 into a scene structure while staying present physically in the moment and with your partner.

Upcoming Foundation 2 – Movement & Story Classes:

 


Foundation 3 – Character & Relationship

Foundation 3 is a deep dive into this vital ingredient of successful scenes: strong, colorful, committed characters.

Upcoming Foundation 3 – Character & Relationship Classes:

 


Foundation 4 – Scenework & Acting Skills

Building on the improv foundational skills learned in F1-F3, now the improvisers will learn scene structure and acting skills that will help them create story on the spot.

Upcoming Foundation 4 – Scenework & Acting Skills Classes:

 


Foundation 5 – Narrative

Foundation 5 uses all skills in F1-4 to build longer, sustained stories in rich varied worlds which come alive as you create them with your improv partners.

Upcoming Foundation 5 – Narrative Classes:

 


Foundation 6 – Performance Showcase

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. 

Upcoming Foundation 6 – Performance Showcase Classes:

 


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“Hilarious, inventive, surprising”

– Audience member

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Improvised live at BATS

 

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