Audition Workshop
Jul
3
Jul 24

Audition Workshop

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

Successful professional actors know that an audition isn’t a chance to get the work: It IS the work. 

This class will encourage actors to use the “3 P’s”: Preparation, Playfulness, and Presence in developing an audition monologue.  

Comedic Storytelling Workshop with Ethan Ullman
Jul
5
Jul 12

Comedic Storytelling Workshop with Ethan Ullman

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

As the new home of the regions premiere comedic storytelling event, Storytime Time with Ethan Ullman, Mopco is delighted to offer a workshop that will teach both new and prospective storytellers how to maximize the impact and comedic value of a personal story.

Basic Songwriting Workshop
Jul
9
Jul 16

Basic Songwriting Workshop

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

Have you’ve thought about writing a song or have come up with an idea that would make a good song? Maybe you've already written a whole catalogue of songs and are looking to come back to some of the basics? Whatever the case might be, if you've got the motivation, this 4-week class will guide you through all you need to write a song.

Scene Study
Jul
24
Aug 16

Scene Study

Mondays 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14 Final presentation:Wed. 8/6 at 7PM. Mopco Artistic Director Michael Burns instructs. For adults who are serious about developing their acting chops. Four classes plus final presentation; requires outside time in rehearsal (you schedule)  REGISTER .  More info about requirements, etc. HERE

 SOLD OUT- Mopco Summer Youth Troupe: Improv Summer Intensive
Jul
31
Aug 11

SOLD OUT- Mopco Summer Youth Troupe: Improv Summer Intensive

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

SOLD OUT

Get on the waiting list now! Email livia@mopco.org

Mopco Youth Summer Intensive Improv Summer program will be full of improv activities, fun projects, and related workshops on mask-making, sets for improv shows, story and song, lighting and more!


Comedic Storytelling with Ethan Ullman
May
31
Jun 7

Comedic Storytelling with Ethan Ullman

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

Got a funny story? Join comedic storytelling veteran and Storytime Time host/curator Ethan Ullman in this two-session class focused on polishing your story and heightening its comedic impact. 

Musical Improv: Scene
Apr
17
May 8

Musical Improv: Scene

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

From "Tony winning moments" to singing your character's inner thoughts, students will explore different techniques to interweave scenes with song.

Intro to Musical Improv
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Intro to Musical Improv

  • 10 N Jay Street

You'll learn the fundamental tools for spontaneous singing, culminating in the improvisation of a complete song before the class is over! 

Mopco Youth Troupe: At TSL
Mar
13
3:45 pm15:45

Mopco Youth Troupe: At TSL

  • TSL- Niskayuna Reformed Church

The Mopco Improv Theatre youth troupe is back at TSL! TSL Students learn basic improv and performance skills in a fun, supportive environment, guided by professional improvisers.
Improv develops confidence, collaboration, communication, and creativity. 
 

Musical Improv: Genre
Mar
11
9:30 am09:30

Musical Improv: Genre

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

From opera, to blues, rap and beyond, our Musical Director will guide you through a variety of musical styles and how to successfully perform them. Genre may seem tricky but even absolute beginners can make magic with improvised songs when they learn these simple methods

Narrative: Improv Fundamentals
Mar
6
7:00 pm19:00

Narrative: Improv Fundamentals

Improvisers collaborate to discover rich, compelling narratives on the spot. Learn to craft story on the fly in Narrative: Improv Fundamentals. Great for improvisers and storytellers of all stripes! 

FREE Improv 101 Class
Mar
1
7:00 pm19:00

FREE Improv 101 Class

Maybe you've seen an improv show and thought, "I could do that!" Well it's true! Now's your chance to try some improv without paying a thing! It doesn't get much more low commitment than that. So come for a little test drive and see what it's all about! 

Improv Basics
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

Improv Basics

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

This four-night class will guide students through the basics of performing improvisational theatre. 

Musical Improv: Games
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

Musical Improv: Games

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre

4-Week Class that will get you on your feet, playing improv games and creating songs off the top of your head!

Youth Troupe at the Mopco Improv Theatre
Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

Youth Troupe at the Mopco Improv Theatre

The Mopco Improv Theatre Youth Troupe gives students the opportunity to learn basic improv and performance skills in a fun, supportive environment. Students are guided by professional improvisers in developing their collaboration, communication, and creative thinking skills  culminating in a group performance for friends and family.

Improv for Everyone
Jan
18
6:30 pm18:30

Improv for Everyone

One-Night Improv Exercises for Personal Development.

 Improv is not just for the stage. Learn the skills improvisers use onstage to become a better performer in your daily life! Introverts welcome!

201: Longform
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

201: Longform

4-Week Introduction to Longform Improv. Learn how to turn simple suggestions and monologues into inspired comedic scenes