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Mopco's classes and workshops are designed for performers and non-performers alike. Why non-performers? Because improvisers learn to make friends with emotions,  both their own, and others. They learn to be brave enough to tell the truth, and to commit to strong objectives. To make themselves look good by making their partner look good. These skills apply onstage and off. 

The best way to find out about our upcoming classes is through our Eventbrite Page, and by joining our mailing list (see bottom of the page).

Non-Commitment Classes
(walk-ins welcome)
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10 N Jay St, Schenectady NY

7pm-9pm

We'll share games, tips, do exercises-- We'll give you pointers and feedback about your onstage improv, or you might get into an in-depth with someone about improv offstage. Whatever form a given evening takes, we know you'll be energized and relaxed!

 

Whether you’re a brand-new improviser or an old pro, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and learn! We'll share games, tips, and do exercises. You’ll get pointers and feedback about your onstage improv, or discover some of the benefits of improv offstage. Every workout night is different, but whatever form a given evening takes, we know you'll learn, be energized and relaxed, and have fun!

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6-Week Commitment Classes
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Mopco Improv 101

10 N Jay St, Schenectady NY

7pm-9pm

4 nights. 4 basics. 4 tons of fun! Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 7-9 PM

We'll share games, tips, do exercises-- We'll give you pointers and feedback about your onstage improv, or you might get into an in-depth with someone about improv offstage. Whatever form a given evening takes, we know you'll be energized and relaxed!

 

Whether you’re a brand-new improviser or an old pro, you’ll have fun, meet new people, and learn! We'll share games, tips, and do exercises. You’ll get pointers and feedback about your onstage improv, or discover some of the benefits of improv offstage. Every workout night is different, but whatever form a given evening takes, we know you'll learn, be energized and relaxed, and have fun!

Improv Fundamentals: Character Dec. 2022

10 N Jay St, Schenectady NY

7pm-9pm

Explore characters that you already have inside you, and others you haven't met yet. 6 Wednesdays , Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan 4

“What a great character!” is high praise for any improviser or actor. Creating a great character might seem like the result of magic, or pure talent, or both. But in fact, finding a diverse range of great characters is simpler than it seems. In this class, we work on proven techniques to unlock the characters that you already have in you!

Discover the simple ways to let these fascinating people from your past and your imagination out and get them on stage to shine in an improv setting. The ability to create and study character isn’t just for on-stage improv and acting: creative folks of all kinds find this class hugely rewarding.

Mopco Fundamentals classes are suggested for students with some prior experience in improv—if you’ve taken our 101 and/or attended a number of Workout Nights, you are probably ready. If you have studied improv elsewhere, please have a quick conversation with the instructor (email hey@mopco.org with the subject “Character Class Inquiry”).

 

Students have said:

“The Fundamentals - Character class provided lots of widely varied opportunities to establish a strong character, and stick with that character through the surprises of an improv scene. The knowledgeable instructor was supportive and a great role model. And it was a blast!”

“Quickly establishing a strong character is more of a habit now…”

“These classes have helped me handle discomfort better, and have helped me notice things that make me uncomfortable. They have encouraged me to accept whatever is happening and make the best of it. Also, the theatre games are really fun. So I have really appreciated these classes.”

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