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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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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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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Double Feature in the North Bay
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Double Feature in the North Bay

  • Spreckels Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A cast of four players - two men and two women - create two complete long stories simultaneously over the course of the night. Jumping back and forth between realities and enacting every character in both stories, the four improvisors are on their toes creating magic right in front of your very eyes.

Cast: Laura Wachtel, Rafe Chase, Lisa Rowland, Dave Dennison

For tickets, click HERE.

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Improv Playhouse of San Francisco @ Stagewerx
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Playhouse of San Francisco @ Stagewerx

The IPSF players present short scenes in the first half of this show, showcasing variety and completely unpredictable short stories, followed by a single narrative improvised “movie” in the second half. IPSF will be joined for this show by special guest and founding IPSF member, Ben Johnson back for one night only from New York City!

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Jackpot @ BATS Improv
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jackpot @ BATS Improv

You provide the suggestions, and the Jackpot supercomputer randomly decides the scene type, who will start the scene, and which of your suggestions to use. It’s a wild, fast-paced night of improvised scenes. And YOUR suggestion just might win you a prize!

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Gather @ BATS Improv
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

The Gather @ 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 December we 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.  

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Improv Playhouse of San Francisco @ Stagewerx
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Improv Playhouse of San Francisco @ Stagewerx

In this completely improvised 3-act stage play, the IPSF players will each play only one character in a play that takes place in one single location chosen by YOU, the audience. Joined by special guests Jason Leal (BATS Improv, Killing My Lobster) and visiting Chicago improvisor, Joe Bill (The Annoyance Theater, Improv Olympic, Second City), IPSF will create a play never seen before, and never to be seen again.

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Gather @ BATS Improv
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Gather @ 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 December we 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.  

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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The Gather @ BATS Improv
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Gather @ 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 December we 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.  

For more info and tickets, click HERE.

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Awkward Dinner Party @ Theatre of Yugen
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Awkward Dinner Party @ Theatre of Yugen

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.  

Ticket link will be posted here when available.

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Awkward Dinner Party @ Theatre of Yugen
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Awkward Dinner Party @ Theatre of Yugen

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.  

Ticket link will be posted here when available.

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Awkward Dinner Party @ Theatre of Yugen
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Awkward Dinner Party @ Theatre of Yugen

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.  

Ticket link will be posted here when available.

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Theatresports @ BATS Improv
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Theatresports @ BATS Improv

The Hand Crafted, Gluten-Free, Free-Range, Fair-Trade, Dairy-Free, Non-GMO, Compostable, Locally Sourced, Certified Organic, Artisanal Games....SEMI-FINALS!
The Grass-Fed Beefovisers are going to the finals - will they face the #1 Vapes for Pets, or the #4 Free-Range Chickens? The competition and the improv are fierce in this fan-favorite show. 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!

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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