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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Beginning Performance Lab (Theatresports)

BPL is designed for students who want to learn the basics of improv performance. This lab provides ongoing training that includes core performance techniques taught through the lens of short-form and a variety of narrative styles. When the class is ready, “in class” performances for family and friends will be scheduled. Coach approval required to move into Intermediate Performance.

Upcoming Beginning Performance Lab (Theatresports) Classes:


Intermediate Performance Lab (Theatresports & Narrative)

Building on BPL, this level offers more advanced opportunities to perform and explore a variety of short-form, narrative and genre formats. Shows are developed and rehearsed and are scheduled on Sundays.

Upcoming Intermediate Performance Lab (Theatresports & Narrative) Classes:


Advanced Performance Lab (Longform Narrative)

APL is for improvisers with performance experience and good improv and acting skills. Working with a coach and a group of experienced improvisers, they explore and perform a variety of improv formats including genre narrative. Since this is a Lab there will be opportunity to co-create new shows as an ensemble and perform on Fridays or Saturdays before BATS Primetime Company shows.

Upcoming Advanced Performance Lab (Longform Narrative) Classes:



Best First Date Spot

– SF Bay Guardian
Best of the Bay 2007

Meet the Butler (1:18)
Improvised live at BATS


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