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.

 

Sundays, 2:30PM - 5:30PM

December 8 - January 19, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks (skipping one week)
Class Dates: December 8, 15, 22, (skip 29), January 5, 12, and 19
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

January 8 - February 12, 2020
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, and 12
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Thursdays, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

January 16 - February 20, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, and 20
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Sundays, 2:30PM - 5:30PM

February 2 - March 8, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1 and 8
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

3-Day Intensive

February 7 - February 9, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours Friday (7-10pm) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: February 7 - February 9
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $269

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

February 25 - March 31, 2020
Studio 210, San Francisco (the Mission)

Class Time/Dates: 7-10pm on Tuesdays
February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks 
Class size: 14 students maximum 
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total) 
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

March 3 - April 7, 2020
Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto

Schedule: 6 sessions (once a week for 6 weeks)
Class Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $329
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

Pam McLeod

Wednesdays, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

March 11 - April 15, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for 6 weeks
Class Dates: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, and 15
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299
Prerequisite: Foundation 1

Coach

John Remak

3-Day Intensive

March 27 - March 29, 2020
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 3-day intensive: 3 hours Friday (7-10pm) and 6 hours each on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm, with a one-hour lunch break each day) 
Class dates: March 27 - March 29
Class length: 15 hours total instruction
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $269

“BATS creates a very welcoming environment for improvisers to grow and learn.”

– 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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