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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Performance Labs

Students will work with a coach who provides ongoing training that includes performance techniques and genre-specific instruction.  At the end of this training, students will rehearse and perform shows designed and directed by their coach. The traditional performance labs are currently offered online and in-person. We also offer private group labs. If you don't see a performance lab at a convenient time, or if you want to work with a group you are already improvising with ....  The private group labs give advanced improvisers more autonomy in their experience. For the private groups, improvisers will start by gathering their own group of players and choosing one of BATS’ fantastic coaches. The group will work with the coach to determine what sort of instruction they want— a specific genre or skill, ongoing workshop or weekend intensive. It’s up to you! You work with BATS to decide the times and dates. Your group may even decide to perform and will work with the coach to plan and rehearse for your show(s). LINK TO APPLICATION FORM

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Arabian Nights Performance Lab with Basel Al-Naffouri Thursdays, 7:00pm - 10:00pm PST

April 13 - June 8 Ft. Mason

Class Date/Time: Thursdays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST // April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8

~Note: No class June 1st!~

Prerequisite: F6 or Coach Approval

*Please email for eligibility and access code questions.*

Schedule: 8 sessions

Class length: 3 hours

Class size: 12 students maximum

Tuition: $449

Learn how to create completely improvised stories of magic, mayhem, thieves, heroes, and love that knows no bounds. Spontaneously create new chapters for this classic anthology of thrilling tales.

Online: Number Letter Avenue with Brian Jones Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST

April 25 - July 11 Online

Class Time/Date: 7:00pm - 9:00pm // April 25, May 2, 9 , 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11

Schedule: 12 sessions

Class size: 12 students maximum

Class length: 2 hours (24 hours class)

Prerequisites: Improv performance experience or coach approval. Email for eligibility and access questions.

Tuition: $449

Welcome to Number Letter Avenue! An improvised Kids show with songs, scenes, music and more. Led by Henson puppeteer, Brian Jones (The Muppets, DangerForce, Frank and Emmett) this genre class will create made up episodes in the style of a Saturday morning kids show. With the suggestion of a letter and a number, our improvisers will explore a thematic journey of scenes, characters, poems and stories to bring a message of love, fun, and encouragement. Skip on down to Number Letter Ave!

Let us know if you can sing, dance, play an instrument, or puppeteer!