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BATS Improv School Fall 2021 — Online & In-Person

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BATS School Of Improv


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture resident group BATS Improv’s acclaimed School of Improv offers virtual online classes for adults and children. Adult classes cover many aspects of improv: games, exercises, scene work, character development, spontaneity, and more. For late Summer 2021, BATS also provides on-line and in-person summer sessions for adults.

Adult classes range from three-hour introductory workshops to a complete series of Foundation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes, as well as Improv Gym, Performance Labs, Specialty classes, Learn @ Work, and Studio Scene Work classes.

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS (Open to all adults 18 years and older)

Online: Intro To Improv. Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (With Basel Al-Naffouri), $35 & Sunday,  October 3, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (With Andy Sarouhan), $28 to $35

Online: Improv For Shy People With Laura Wachtel. Sunday, September 12, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., $35 & Sunday, October 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; $28 to $35

In-Person: Intro To Improv. Saturday, September 4, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (With Larry Dorsey Jr.) $54 & Saturday, October 2, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (With Benjamin Garcia); $43 to $54

FOUNDATION SERIES CLASSES

Foundation 1 Online: The Mindset & The Skillset. Sunday, August 22, 2021 to October 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to October 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (All With John Remak); $299

In-Person Foundation 1: Monday, September 6, 2021 to October 11, 2021 (With Laura Wachtel) & Sunday, September 19, 2021 to October 24, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 2;00 p.m. (With Regina Saisi); $280 to $349

In-Person Foundation 1 Intensive: Friday, September 10, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. & Saturday & Sunday, September 11, 2021 & September 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (With Rebecca Stockley) & Friday, October 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. & Saturday & Sunday, October 9, 2021 & October 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (With Benjamin Garcia); $239 to $299

Foundation 2 Online: Saturday, August 21, 2021 to October 9, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (With Laura Wachtel)  $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 1)

In-Person Foundation 2: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 to October 20, 2021 (With Rebecca Stockley); $280 to $349

Foundation 3 Online: Character & Relationship. Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to October 27, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (With Laura Wachtel); $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 2 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

In-Person Foundation 3: Thursday, September 16, 2021 to October 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (With John Remak); $280 to $349

Foundation 4 Online: Scenework & Acting Skills. Thursday, July 15, 2021 to September 2, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (With Brian Jones) & Thursday, September 16, 2021 to November 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (With Derek Yee); $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 3 and approval from registrar@improv.org)

In-Person Foundation 4: Thursday, September 14, 2021 to October 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (With Ken Robertson); $280 to $349

Foundation 5 Online Narrative. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 to November 2, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (With Basel Al Naffouri); $299. (prerequisite: Foundation 4 and approval from registrar@improv.org)

In-Person Foundation 5: Thursday, September 16, 2021 to October 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (With Ken Robertson); $280 to $349

Foundation 6 Online Performance Showcase. $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 5 and approval from registrar@improv.org) Check BATS’ EventBrite page for updates.

Beginning Performance Lab (BPL) Online. Theatresports. Thursday, August 26, 2021 to September 16, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., $125/four weeks (prerequisite: improv performance experience, Studio Scene Work, and/or BATS performance level classes, and approval from registrar@improv.org)

Intermediate Performance Lab (IPL) Online. Theatresports & Narrative. Tuesday, September 7-28, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $125/four weeks (prerequisite: improv performance experience and/or BATS performance level classes) Check BATS’ EventBrite page for updates.

Advanced Performance Lab (APL) Online. Longform Narrative. Tuesday, September 7-28, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $125/four weeks (prerequisite: improv performance experience and/or BATS intermediate performance level classes) Check BATS’ EventBrite page for updates.

SPECIALTY IN-PERSON SESSIONS

Specialty In-Person: Stand Up’s Secret With Larry Dorsey Jr. Sunday, August 29, 2021 to September 19, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; $229 (Open to all adults 18 years and older)

Specialty In-Person: Freestyle With Larry Dorsey Jr. Sunday, September 26, 2021 to October 17, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; $183 to $229 (Open to all adults 18 years and older)

Learn@Work: $30-$35 Check BATS’ EventBrite page for updates.

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