BATS Improv, the largest and longest-running Improv Theatre and school in Northern California, celebrates the 20
BATS Improv, the largest and longest-running Improv Theatre and school in Northern California, celebrates the 20th anniversary of their BATS’ Summer Improv Festival with a special, super-sized anniversary edition! Every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights), the BATS Main Stage Company takes the stage with a different show displaying their hilarious, award-winning brand of improvised theatre with completely improvised musicals, stage plays, ‘films,’ ‘TV shows,’ and more. This year’s festival includes the debut of five original NEW shows from BATS Main Stage Company – Improvised Prison Drama (separate Men’s and Women’s editions), Improvised Epic Brecht Musical, Pulp Playhouse, San Francisco Secrets, and Improvised Game of Thrones.
“We are extremely proud of our milestone year with the Summer Improv Festival,” said Kasey Klemm, BATS Improv Artistic Director. “Our Company is excited to continue pushing the envelope of improvised theatre and deliver new original shows that we feel are going to resonate with Bay Area audiences. We are also very excited to be performing the 25th anniversary of Improvised Shakespeare which has always been a fan favorite since 1989.”
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The Festival opens with the return of the popular “Improvised Downton Abbey” (which concluded a two month sold-out debut this past February) and ends with the new fantasy dramedy “Improvised Game of Thrones.” The center piece of the festival is BATS most anticipated show of the year: the annual “SF vs. LA Theatresports Grudge Match” where BATS Improv, SF takes on their talented rivals from Impro Theatre, LA.
August 1 & 2 - Improvised Downton Abbey
August 8 & 9 – Improvised Shakespeare: 25th Anniversary Edition!
August 15– Spontaneous Broadway with Impro Theatre, LA
August 16 – SF vs. LA Theatresports Grudge Match
August 22 – Men’s Prison Drama
August 23 – Women’s Prison Drama
August 29 & 30 – Improvised Epic Brecht Musical
September 5 & 6 – Pulp Playhouse
September 12 & 13 – San Francisco Secrets
September 19 & 20 – Improvised Game of Thrones
August 1 (Friday) - September 20 (Saturday)
B350 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 94123
Stark Insider Events: The C2SV Technology Conference in Silicon Valley features visionaries, entrepreneurs, authors and educators who are making a difference in our rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival
This September, the world is invited to Silicon Valley to hear independent, original performers and see Silicon Valley technology on its own turf. To experience our music scene, enjoy our weather, taste our food and celebrate the digital culture explosion.
It’s also an opportunity for the valley’s hard working technical workforce to experience a festival of music and advanced ideas without having to sleep on someone’s couch in another city.
Last year’s three-day conference inaugurated the new wing of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, a beautiful, brand new $120 million expansion. There were sessions about big data, wearable technology, business reinvention, augmented reality, social transportation, the sharing economy and a lot more.
Oh, and there will be parties every night as Downtown San Jose came alive with a single-wristband music club event. Last year more than 70 bands were booked and St. James Park held the major concert with headliner Iggy and the Stooges.
Last year’s speakers included social media superstar Robert Scoble, “Breakpoint” author James Stibel, new Yahoo! Chair Maynard Webb, video game inventor Nolan Bushnell and “Digital Vertigo” author Andrew Keen. Zuckerberg Media COO Bradley Lautenbach spoke about digital content creation that’s shaking up the entertainment industry. The CEOs of cutting edge companies like Quixey, Desti and Tempo AI came to speak, as well as leaders in the social transportation revolution: Sidecar, RelayRides, Flightcar and Zipcar.
2013 music keynote speaker James Williamson talked about how he went from a makeup-wearing guitarist with Iggy and The Stooges to a tie-wearing executive at a big Silicon Valley technology company — then retired and rejoined the band.
10 (Wednesday) - 14 (Sunday)
AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Ladies and gentlemen, from the lights of London’s West End, the backrooms of Berlin, the [...]
AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Ladies and gentlemen, from the lights of London’s West End, the backrooms of Berlin, the sails of the Sydney Opera House, and the opium dens of Shanghai, please welcome…Meow Meow! The international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne—who’s wowed audiences from Paris to the Antipodes—finally brings her electrifying endowments to our lucky shores. The “post-post-modern” phenomenon creates a theatrical world premiere of gargantuan proportions for Berkeley Rep’s audiences, featuring sizzling songs, sequins and satire, blow-torch wit, and divine mayhem!
The captivating Meow Meow has rendezvoused with fellow superstars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Pina Bausch, and David Bowie. Now she’s entangled with the endlessly inventive director Emma Rice (The Wild Bride, Tristan & Yseult, Broadway’s Brief Encounter). Expect beauty, expect hilarity, expect heart. And possibly the splits. You are the perfect audience and she is…the extraordinary Meow Meow.
Written by and starring Meow Meow
Choreographed by Tiger Martina
Music supervision by Lance Horne
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Main Season · Roda Theatre
September 5–October 19, 2014
(Friday) 8:00 PM
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704