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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F1 RebeccaFoundation 1

Prerequisite: None
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

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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!

At the conclusion, you can move on to Foundation 2 or continue to take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Still on the fence? Here’s why you should study improv at BATS.

NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged. If you think you will have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.

 

Sundays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

June 2 - July 7, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 5 - July 17, 2019
East Bay Community Space, Oakland

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, (skip July 3), July 10, and 17
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Coach

Rish Sanghvi

Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 13 - July 25, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions (skipping one week)
Class dates: June 13, 20, 27 (skip July 4), July 11, 18, and 25
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

June 18 - July 23, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: Tuesdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, and 23
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $329

Coach

John Remak