Improv Playhouse of San Francisco @ Stagewerx
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Playhouse of San Francisco @ Stagewerx

IPSF is back with their signature format, The Naked Stage. Tonight they will be joined by special guest BEN JOHNSON back for a visit from New York! This show is a completely improvised three-act stage play on a single set (of your choosing).  This is improv at its most naked - one character each, no scene cuts or time jumps.  Just characters, relationships, and the ways we affect each other.

Click here for tickets!

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How Now?  Improvised Shakespeare @ The PIT NYC
Jun
19
10:00 PM22:00

How Now? Improvised Shakespeare @ The PIT NYC

Come see the world premiere of a recently-discovered Shakespearean folio. In fact, it’s so recently-discovered that none of the actors know what it’s about!

How Now? features all the love, death, and iambs you expect from Shakespeare, with none of the scripts. Maybe you have nightmares about reading Romeo and Juliet in English class. Maybe you have a strong opinion about who the third murderer in Macbeth is. Either way, you’ll have a blast.

Cast:
Tessa Flannery
Camilla Franklin
Ben Johnson
Amanda Melhuish
Magellan Pfluke
Brooke Powers
Stacey Weingarten
Lisa Rowland

For info and tickets, click HERE.

 

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RETREAT:  Mindful Play, Playful Mind in Santa Cruz California
Jun
11
to Jun 15

RETREAT: Mindful Play, Playful Mind in Santa Cruz California

  • Ben Lomond Quaker Center (map)
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This four-day interactive retreat combines the arts and disciplines of improvisation and mindfulness to help you cultivate a playful, connected approach to the moments life throws at you.  If you have a feeling that there could be more joy, freedom, adventure and connection in your life, you are right.  This retreat will give you tools to get there!

Co-lead with Ted DesMaisons in the beautiful Quaker Retreat Center in Ben Lomond, California.

For more info and to register, click here.

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Make Your Own Musical @ BATS Improv
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Make Your Own Musical @ BATS Improv

What do you like in your musicals? Nuns singing on hillsides, witches defying gravity, happy songs sung in the middle of a downpour?  You give us a list of things that you want in a musical, and we'll custom-make the one-of-a-kind musical where it all happens. It's de-lightful, it's de-lovely, it's de-completely-spontaneous (and always one-night-only).

For info and tickets, click HERE.

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Theatresports @ BATS Improv
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Theatresports @ BATS Improv

The Hand Crafted, Gluten-Free, Free-Rage, Fair-Trade, Dairy-Free, Non-GMO, Compostable, Locally Sourced, Certified Organic, Artisanal Games.IT'S BACK! Our Big Summer Tournament of this fan-favorite show takes over Friday nights at BATS. It's everything you love about improv in a head-to-head competitive show. And the winner will go on to face LA's Impro Theatre in our August Showdown!

For tickets and more info, click HERE.

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The Gather at BATS Improv
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Gather at BATS Improv

True Stories....Made Up Scenes
BATS player create stories in all different genres, time periods and starting from all kinds of different suggestions. In May we're taking storytelling to a whole new level, because we're starting from TRUE stories Each week we'll have all new special guest storytellers joining us from The Moth and the Stanford Storytelling Project, standing up and sharing their own true personal narratives. We'll take it from there, and create improvised scenes based on themes, settings and ideas in those stories.  

What better inspiration for improvised stories than the truth?

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Women of the West at BATS Improv
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Women of the West at BATS Improv

Pitch your petticoat and bury your bustle as BATS presents the rarely told, too-often ignored tales of how women shaped the new frontier.

Inspired by the hit show “Godless” and the memoirs of the women who were actually there, Women of the West will spontaneously bring to life the grit, struggles, triumphs and trials of the nuanced women who put an indelible stamp on the Wild West.  It’s the west the way it’s rarely been seen.

Come see the good, the bad, and everything in between in these improvised stories of how Women really won the West.

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Gather at BATS Improv
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Gather at BATS Improv

True Stories....Made Up Scenes
BATS player create stories in all different genres, time periods and starting from all kinds of different suggestions. In May we're taking storytelling to a whole new level, because we're starting from TRUE stories Each week we'll have all new special guest storytellers joining us from The Moth and the Stanford Storytelling Project, standing up and sharing their own true personal narratives. We'll take it from there, and create improvised scenes based on themes, settings and ideas in those stories.  

What better inspiration for improvised stories than the truth?

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Women of the West at BATS Improv
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Women of the West at BATS Improv

Pitch your petticoat and bury your bustle as BATS presents the rarely told, too-often ignored tales of how women shaped the new frontier.

Inspired by the hit show “Godless” and the memoirs of the women who were actually there, Women of the West will spontaneously bring to life the grit, struggles, triumphs and trials of the nuanced women who put an indelible stamp on the Wild West.  It’s the west the way it’s rarely been seen.

Come see the good, the bad, and everything in between in these improvised stories of how Women really won the West.

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Gather at BATS Improv
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Gather at BATS Improv

True Stories....Made Up Scenes
BATS player create stories in all different genres, time periods and starting from all kinds of different suggestions. In May we're taking storytelling to a whole new level, because we're starting from TRUE stories Each week we'll have all new special guest storytellers joining us from The Moth and the Stanford Storytelling Project, standing up and sharing their own true personal narratives. We'll take it from there, and create improvised scenes based on themes, settings and ideas in those stories.  

What better inspiration for improvised stories than the truth?

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Death Show @ BATS Improv
Apr
18
to Apr 19

The Death Show @ BATS Improv

In this exciting partnership with Let's Reimagine, BATS takes its approach to opening up a conversation about one of the most taboo topics in America: Death.

Reimagine's goal is to get people talking about the end of life so that we may aim to have a healthier relationship to it, and therefore, to our own lives!

BATS is thrilled to be a part of its weeklong series of events.

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Epic Romance @ BATS Improv
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Epic Romance @ BATS Improv

In the spirit of "Dr. Zhivago" and "Gone with the Wind", get ready for a sweeping tale of love that defies all odds. Set against a backdrop of world changing events, this might be the biggest stories (and the biggest casts) we've ever attempted on the BATS stage!

For info and tickets, click HERE.

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Epic Romance @ BATS Improv
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Epic Romance @ BATS Improv

In the spirit of "Dr. Zhivago" and "Gone with the Wind", get ready for a sweeping tale of love that defies all odds. Set against a backdrop of world changing events, this might be the biggest stories (and the biggest casts) we've ever attempted on the BATS stage!

For info and tickets, click HERE.

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Awkward Dinner Party @ NOHspace
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Awkward Dinner Party @ NOHspace

A couple throws a dinner party, but only one person shows up.  Explore what happens when the gathering doesn't go quite as planned.  An innovative mix of short- and long-form improvisation, Awkward Dinner Party, celebrating its ninth year in San Francisco, is a three-person improv show featuring Dave Dennison and Lisa Rowland, joined by a different guest each time it's performed.  

For tickets, click HERE.

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Awkward Dinner Party @ NOHspace
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Awkward Dinner Party @ NOHspace

A couple throws a dinner party, but only one person shows up.  Explore what happens when the gathering doesn't go quite as planned.  An innovative mix of short- and long-form improvisation, Awkward Dinner Party, celebrating its ninth year in San Francisco, is a three-person improv show featuring Dave Dennison and Lisa Rowland, joined by a different guest each time it's performed.  

For tickets, click HERE.

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Director's Cut @ BATS Improv
Feb
2
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 info and tickets, click HERE.

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Split Decision @ BATS Improv
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Split Decision @ BATS Improv

Join us for an improv show that explores the little decisions we make everyday, and the consequences of those seemingly mundane choices.  YOU, the audience, will help us make these decisions.  If at some point in the show, the audience is evenly divided between both options, we'll explore the results of both choices.  

For more and tickets, click HERE.

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Theatresports @ BATS Improv
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Theatresports @ BATS Improv

Each night, brand new teams go head-to-head, challenging each other to improvised games and scenes. And YOU determine the winner!
Don’t miss this fan-favorite, fast paced competition. Every show is one-night only.

Lisa plays this show with Tim Orr and Regina Saisi.

For more info and tickets, click here.

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Split Decision @ BATS Improv
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Split Decision @ BATS Improv

Join us for an improv show that explores the little decisions we make everyday, and the consequences of those seemingly mundane choices.  YOU, the audience, will help us make these decisions.  If at some point in the show, the audience is evenly divided between both options, we'll explore the results of both choices.  

For more and tickets, click HERE.

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Theatresports @ BATS Improv
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Theatresports @ BATS Improv

Each night, brand new teams go head-to-head, challenging each other to improvised games and scenes. And YOU determine the winner!
Don’t miss this fan-favorite, fast paced competition. Every show is one-night only.

Lisa plays this show with Dave Dennison and Rebecca Poretsky.

For more info and tickets, click here.

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NYE Spontaneous Broadway @ BATS Improv
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

NYE Spontaneous Broadway @ BATS Improv

Celebrate a new year with us at BATS Improv!  An extravagant evening of song and dance, this musical format full of improvised stories and songs is one of our most popular.  In the first half, hear songs made up on the spot inspired by YOUR suggestions.  Vote on your favorite and then see it turned into a full story in the second half!

More info and ticket, click HERE.

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Songs For A Sixpence @ BATS Improv
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Songs For A Sixpence @ BATS Improv

In the spirit of “Oliver!” and “A Christmas Carol”, BATS brings you a brand new, improvised on-the-spot Holiday Musical set in the world of Charles Dickens. 

With bigger-than-life characters and songs created right before your eyes, this show will warm your heart, and have you singing “Please, I want some more”!

More info and tickets HERE.

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Songs For A Sixpence @ BATS Improv
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Songs For A Sixpence @ BATS Improv

In the spirit of “Oliver!” and “A Christmas Carol”, BATS brings you a brand new, improvised on-the-spot Holiday Musical set in the world of Charles Dickens. 

With bigger-than-life characters and songs created right before your eyes, this show will warm your heart, and have you singing “Please, I want some more”!

More info and tickets HERE.

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