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Mopco Improv 101: The Basics

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Now Four classes! Learn the essential improv tenets and skills!
Sundays, June 11-July 2, 10:30-12:30

Four 2-hour, introductory classes teach you the basics of the art of improvisation. Students learn the core improv concepts of “Yes, and…”, celebrating failure, being spontaneous, collaborative listening, and making your partner look good. With these, you’ll create scenes and stories on the spot. Great for performers, but offstage, this class will help you build better listening skills and make it easier to trust your creative instincts and be more present in the moment.

Perhaps you’ve attended some of our Monday Workout Nights and want to really get into improv. This class is a great place to start your journey!

Or maybe you have to present or speak to groups of people, and you hate it! You can become a more relaxed, persuasive, and skillful. speaker.

No need to worry about being “funny” “thinking fast,” or “clever”. Everyone can improvise (in fact, you’re already doing it every day).


Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A:The minimum age is 18.

Q: I’m feeling nervous about coming to my class. Should I still come?

A: Yes! Introverts and extroverts alike get nervous before their first class. The good news is that everyone in the class is here to grow and celebrate creativity. We work to create a trusting and safe environment for our students to explore improvisation. You don’t need any special skills to do improv, and we work to make that clear right at the top of class with games and exercises that show you how creative you already are. Your teacher won’t put you on the spot or make you do anything before you’re ready.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A: Contact us at hey@mopco.org for general inquiries. Or leave a message at (518) 577-6726

Q: What’s the refund policy?

A: Cancellations for a full refund must be made 7 days or more prior to the first class. Less than 7 days: Your place in the class is non-refundable unless we can get someone to fill your spot.

Q: Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

A: Please make sure we know in advance if this is the case, so we know who to expect in class. It’s also important that we have their email address.


The Mopco Improv Theatre
10 North Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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