Class Dates: Mondays on June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9
Performance Date: Saturday, July 14th - 7:00 pm
Improv Fundamentals: Environment
From a musty local dive bar filled with regulars to a gleaming space station orbiting an alien world, improvisers must be ready to create the “where” of their scenes from thin air.
In this Fundamentals course, students will focus on the skills and techniques necessary to transform a stage and a couple of chairs into any environment their scene needs. From studies in object work, finding inspiration in your space work, to becoming the scenery yourself, this class will teach you how to bring your scenes to life.
The Mopco Improv Fundamentals Wheel
Each of the four classes in the Fundamentals Wheel offers work on the core tenets of improv through a unique lens. The four classes are Environment, Character, Narrative, and Scene. These reflect basic skill areas that good improv demands, all using the same core principles. You can jump into the wheel at any point and you don't need to take them in any particular order.
Each Improv Fundamentals and Musical Improv 6-Week course each has a unique performance element that showcases the skills you focused on during the class. You'll be able to show off to your friends and family everything you've learned. The performance is not mandatory but we bet you'll want to take part. Participation is dependant on consistent attendance. The show is free for friends and family to attend. Students will receive a free ticket to the show following their performance and access to discounted tickets for their friends and family to purchase should they want to stay after the student showcase.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
18. We offer youth classes for younger improvisers! Check out our mopco.org/classes to find a class.
How active are these classes?
Our classes involve a good amount of physical activity - you should feel comfortable being on your feet for at least an hour. Please email email@example.com with any questions about accommodations for ability.
What is your policy on absences from class?
After two absences, students will not be able to participate in the performance at the end of the class.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking is available on Union and N Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is available in the lot behind Pereca's as well as other public lots within a short walk of the theatre. The lot directly across from us is reserved for the Rossi & Ditorro Funeral Home and is not always available for parking. DO NOT park in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find our more and see a detailed map of parking options available to us here
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for general inquiries or call us at (518) 577-6726
What's the refund policy?
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.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Please make sure we know who to expect in class.