In-Person:Intensive:Improvising Nonlinear LongForm Stories w/ Dave Dennison

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BATS Improv

Marina Blvd & Buchanan St

Fort Mason Center, Building B; 3rd Floor

San Francisco, 94123

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BATS School of Improv (#22-08-3609)

About this event

Class Time/Dates: Friday-Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm PST // August 19, 20 & 21

Schedule: 3 sessions

Class length: 7 hours (21 hours total)

Class size: 12 students maximum

Prerequisite: Improv performance experience

**This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Please email with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility.

Tuition: $365

The Space In-Between:Improvising Nonlinear LongForm Stories

Traditional improv stories are told sequentially (beginning/middle/end) and include every step that is relevant (the couple meets, they fall in love, they are separated, they come back together). We are trained as improvisers to do the next most obvious thing: If someone mentions the party coming up, the next scene will be at that party. In this 3 day intensive we will explore what happens if we instead jump time (backwards or forwards) or space (to characters that we have not met) with the understanding that wherever we go will be connected to the rest of the story. This type of storytelling invites the audience to make more connections, to construct the story themselves and experience the story at a deeper level. During the class we will focus on making specific character, relationship and location choices and inhabiting the realities we are creating.

*The class ends with a showcase performance*


We have community standards, a conflict process, and a COVID prevention policy in place. Agreement/acceptance of these policies is required to participate in BATS classes. Please use the links above to access and read these policies, and check the boxes during registration to indicate your agreement/confirmation.

**All students are required to provide proof of vaccination and booster (if eligible) before the first day of class. You will receive an email from shortly after registration with a link to do so. Please do this ASAP.

(If you are participating in a virtual class and do not meet the vaccination requirements for attending an in-person event, you are still in compliance with the policy because you are not attending in-person events.)


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy

  • If you cancel more than 96 hours (4 days) before a class begins, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee. 
  • If you cancel within 96 hours (4 days) of your first class,  or any time after your first class session, your tuition will be forfeit.

In the event that we cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition in full.

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