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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John ZoeFoundation 2

Prerequisite: Foundation 1
Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $299 (SF) / $329 (Palo Alto)

See the Foundation 2 class schedule »

In Foundation 2, students use the tools they developed in Foundation 1 as they learn more games and formats, build performance skills, and explore their own style of play.

Students are introduced to teamwork, stage skills, CROWE (character, relationship, objective, where, emotion), narrative, and scene work and solidify their understanding of status and other concepts from Foundation 1. Though the emphasis is very much on fun, the class curriculum includes some conceptual and technical information.

At the conclusion of Foundation 2, students are welcome to move on to Foundation 3, or repeat Foundation 2 as many times as they wish to keep playing and cementing those skills.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

September 4 - October 9, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, and 9
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

September 11 - October 16, 2019
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, and 16
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Pam McLeod

Sundays, 2:30PM - 5:30PM

September 15 - October 27, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks (skipping one week)
Class Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, (skip 13 - Fleet Week), 20, and 27
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

“I really feel it has made me a stronger performer.”

– 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

 

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