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 2 – Movement & Story

Online Sessions
Prerequisite:
 Foundation 1
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks)
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $299 

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.

In F2 you will learn how to: 

  • Put the building blocks of improvised worlds together and learn the skills that will enable you to create in a relaxed state of play. 
  • Improvise from a grounded physical state that will be your touchstone when you don’t know what to say. 
  • See and respond to what is already present, allowing you access to the creative part of your mind that intuitively knows what comes next. 
  • Inhabit character and story throughout the body while creating fully realized environments out of thin air. 
  • Identify the basic information of the scene.  Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there? 

Students that complete F2 are eligible to perform in the weekly Sunday Student Jams.

At the end of Foundation 2, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F2 to strengthen the improviser’s physical awareness or moving to F3: Character & Relationship.

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Foundation 2 Intensive

Fri - Sun, December 10-12, 2021
In-Person

Class Time/Dates:
Fri. 6:00pm - 10pm PST
Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 5:00pm PST
**There will be a 1 hour lunch break on both Sat. & Sun.


Prerequisites: Foundation 1 **This class requires Head of School approval. Please email us at bats@improv.org wih a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 4 - 6 hours per day (16 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299

Foundation 2 focuses on refining your improv knowledge and skill set, reinforcing the concepts you learned in Foundation 1 through games, play, and exercises.

This course covers all of the content of the 6-week Foundation 2 class over three days.

While the emphasis is still on fun, course content also explores more conceptual and technical information and helps you build the skills you need to perform in front of an audience.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST

January 4 - February 22
Online

Schedule: 8 sessions
Class dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 & 22
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total instruction)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $299
Prerequisites: Foundation 1 **This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility

Coach
Zoe

Zoe Galvez

In-Person: Foundation 2 with Laura Wachtel

January 10 - February 15
Ft. Mason Center

Class Time/Dates: Mondays 7:00-10:00pm PST // January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 & 15
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Early Bird:$349
Prerequisites: Foundation 1
**This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Please email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility.

 

In-Person: Foundation 2 in Palo Alto

January 11 - February 15
Cubberley Community Center

Class Time/Dates: Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm PST // January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 18 & 15
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $349
Prerequisites: Foundation 1
**This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Please email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility.

 

Coach

Derek Yee

“I love the playful, can’t fail, theatrical nature of BATS’s philosophy.”

– BATS Student

Class Locations

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BATS Improv
Center for Improvised Theatre

Bayfront Theater
B350 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

 

Studio 210
3435 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco

 

Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto

 

See School FAQs for registration details, plus info on parking, nearby food, safety, etc.