The Bechdel Test in VANCOUVER!
Oct
14
to Oct 20

The Bechdel Test in VANCOUVER!

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The International Theatresports Institute conference is a collection of teachers and performers coming together to explore new improv formats and techniques, share and learn with one another. Lisa will be teaching The Bechdel Test as well as performing the show with an international cast!

For more info and tickets, click here.

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Improvised Downton Abbey @ BATS Improv
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised Downton Abbey @ BATS Improv

Join us for a return to a more elegant time, to a great English estate on the edge of a vanishing way of life - where romance, fears and rivalries struggle to remain secret even while scandal lies in wait. Inspired by the hit show, BATS is thrilled to bring back our improvised version of this iconic series.

For tickets and more info, click HERE.

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Bechdel Test Intensive @ BATS Improv
Aug
15
to Aug 18

Bechdel Test Intensive @ BATS Improv

The Bechdel Test is a non-linear storytelling format which seeks to highlight the lives of three different multi-dimensional and nuanced female characters. Through a series of scenes from their lives, we explore the pockets of their lives in which they are tender, fierce, vulnerable, badass, successful and sweet.

This workshop is for experienced improvisors with performance experience.

Contact me to confirm your eligibility and then visit https://www.improv.org/school/summer-sessions/ to enroll.

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Improvised Tennessee Williams @ BATS Improv
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised Tennessee Williams @ BATS Improv

Grab a lemonade or pour yourself a bourbon. Then head on out to the porch for this hot, sultry, and (of course) completely improvised Tennessee Williams play.
BATS Improv and Impro Theatre of Los Angeles come together to create a completely original, one-night-only play inspired by one of the most beloved greatest playwrights in history.

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Speechless LIVE @ Public Works
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Speechless LIVE @ Public Works

Come see the show that the Wall Street Journal calls “Comedic Gold.” A presenter gets up, gets a presentation topic from the audience and then proceeds to deliver a power point talk with a deck of slides she’s never seen before. YOU vote on who does best. Lisa will join other Bay Area comedians and improvisors to compete for your favor!

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Naked Stage @ Impro en Seine in Paris
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

The Naked Stage @ Impro en Seine in Paris

Improv Playhouse of San Francisco takes the stage as one of the only English shows of this enormous improv festival in beautiful Paris! Tim Orr, Regina Saisi and Lisa will be representing bay area style narrative long-form in The Naked Stage - a three-person, one-act stage play set on a single location decided by the audience.

For more info and tickets, click here.

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The Bechdel Test @ BATS Improv
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Bechdel Test @ BATS Improv

The Bechdel Test asks three questions:

1)   Are there two women in this story?

2)   Do they have a conversation with one another?

3)   About something other than a man?

On average, half of American films do not pass this test.  20% of stories in  Hollywood have female leads or co-leads.  30% of speaking roles are women.  The movies we watch simply value men’s stories more than women’s stories.

 As improvisors, we are constant story-creators.  It means we are making choices all the time about what kinds of stories to tell, and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to intentionally challenge some of the typical patterns that shape narratives. 

In this show, we will create stories that center around women.  Some of those stories will involve men!  Some may not.

For more info and tickets, visit www.improv.org/shows

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Objet d'art @ BATS Improv
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Objet d'art @ BATS Improv

Partnering with the San Francisco International Arts Festival, BATS Improv will invite guest performing and visual artists to create works of art that inspire improvised scenes. An exciting partnership of cross-pollination and artistic collaboration, this show is brand new to BATS Improv and sure to be inspiring!

For more info and tickets visit www.improv.org/shows

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The Bechdel Test @ BATS Improv
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Bechdel Test @ BATS Improv

The Bechdel Test asks three questions:

1)   Are there two women in this story?

2)   Do they have a conversation with one another?

3)   About something other than a man?

On average, half of American films do not pass this test.  20% of stories in  Hollywood have female leads or co-leads.  30% of speaking roles are women.  The movies we watch simply value men’s stories more than women’s stories.

 As improvisors, we are constant story-creators.  It means we are making choices all the time about what kinds of stories to tell, and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to intentionally challenge some of the typical patterns that shape narratives. 

In this show, we will create stories that center around women.  Some of those stories will involve men!  Some may not.

For more info and tickets, visit www.improv.org/shows

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Objet d'art @ BATS Improv
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Objet d'art @ BATS Improv

Partnering with the San Francisco International Arts Festival, BATS Improv will invite guest performing and visual artists to create works of art that inspire improvised scenes. An exciting partnership of cross-pollination and artistic collaboration, this show is brand new to BATS Improv and sure to be inspiring!

For more info and tickets visit www.improv.org/shows

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The Bechdel Test @ BATS Improv
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Bechdel Test @ BATS Improv

The Bechdel Test asks three questions:

1)   Are there two women in this story?

2)   Do they have a conversation with one another?

3)   About something other than a man?

On average, half of American films do not pass this test.  20% of stories in  Hollywood have female leads or co-leads.  30% of speaking roles are women.  The movies we watch simply value men’s stories more than women’s stories.

 As improvisors, we are constant story-creators.  It means we are making choices all the time about what kinds of stories to tell, and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to intentionally challenge some of the typical patterns that shape narratives. 

In this show, we will create stories that center around women.  Some of those stories will involve men!  Some may not.

For more info and tickets, visit www.improv.org/shows

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Objet d'art @ BATS Improv
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Objet d'art @ BATS Improv

Partnering with the San Francisco International Arts Festival, BATS Improv will invite guest performing and visual artists to create works of art that inspire improvised scenes. An exciting partnership of cross-pollination and artistic collaboration, this show is brand new to BATS Improv and sure to be inspiring!

For more info and tickets visit www.improv.org/shows

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Improvised Musicals @ BATS Improv
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised Musicals @ BATS Improv

Give us a genre, a motivation, where it starts, and if the first words are spoken or sung.  On the count of four, watch your musical come to life.  And then, we’ll do it again with a new genre, motivation and starting location. Two uniquely improvised musicals, in two different genres, back-to-back.

And it all takes place in the same magical musical show!

For info and tickets, click HERE.

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Improvised Musicals @ BATS Improv
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised Musicals @ BATS Improv

Give us a genre, a motivation, where it starts, and if the first words are spoken or sung.  On the count of four, watch your musical come to life.  And then, we’ll do it again with a new genre, motivation and starting location. Two uniquely improvised musicals, in two different genres, back-to-back.

And it all takes place in the same magical musical show!

For info and tickets, click HERE.

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Improvised Musicals @ BATS Improv
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Improvised Musicals @ BATS Improv

Give us a genre, a motivation, where it starts, and if the first words are spoken or sung.  On the count of four, watch your musical come to life.  And then, we’ll do it again with a new genre, motivation and starting location. Two uniquely improvised musicals, in two different genres, back-to-back.

And it all takes place in the same magical musical show!

For info and tickets, click HERE.

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Director's Cut @ BATS Improv
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Director's Cut @ BATS Improv

Five directors - each trying to bring their own vision to life, spontaneously right before your eyes.  YOU ARE THE ACADEMY - you decide their fate! Reward them if it's a hit, or punish them if it's a flop. At the end of the show, one director will stand above the rest.  It's the way the Oscar's should be!

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Director's Cut @ BATS Improv
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Director's Cut @ BATS Improv

Five directors - each trying to bring their own vision to life, spontaneously right before your eyes.  YOU ARE THE ACADEMY - you decide their fate! Reward them if it's a hit, or punish them if it's a flop. At the end of the show, one director will stand above the rest.  It's the way the Oscar's should be!

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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IPSF @ BATS Improv
Feb
2
4:30 PM16:30

IPSF @ BATS Improv

Improv Playhouse of San Francisco takes the Bayfront Stage to perform a one-act stage play in a location of the audience’s choosing! This performance is part of a special fundraiser for Light Up BATS - an effort to raise money to upgrade an antiquated lighting system and keep BATS going strong to support the next generation of improvisors. Tickets to this show will include two other AMAZING groups performing in the same block and so are more expensive than usual. The extra money is well worth it and goes to an excellent cause!

For more information, click HERE.

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