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Improv 101: Introduction to Improvisation

  • The Mopco Improv Theatre 10 North Jay Street Schenectady, NY, 12305 United States (map)

Improv 101

Improv 101 is a one-off, introductory class to teach you all basics of the art of improvisation. Students learn the core improv concepts of "Yes, and...", celebrating failure, and making your partner look good to collaboratively create scenes and stories on the spot. Through exercises and games, this class will guide you toward better listening skills, to trust your creative instincts, and be present in the moment. 

There's no need to "be funny" or "clever". This class will show you that everyone can improvise and, in fact, you're already doing it every day. Whether you want to do improvisation on the stage or be a better communicator or more spontaneous off-stage, this class is a great place to start!



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

Improv 101 is a class for adults so participants must be at least 18 years of age. We offer youth classes in sessions for younger improvisers. Check out our Youth Classes to find a class!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available on Union and North Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is also available in the municipal lot behind Perecca'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 AVAILABLE for parking. DO NOT park in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find out 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 for general inquiries or call us at (518) 577-6726

What's the refund policy?

If you will be unable to make it to class please let us know 24 hours before the class begins to be eligible for a full refund.

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

That's fine! There's no greater gift than an improv class (we hear). But please contact us so we are sure who to expect the day of class.

Later Event: May 16
Mopco's Monthly Improv Jam!