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SAY YES, AND... 

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)

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

THE "WHERE"

10 N Jay St, Schenectady NY

Starts January 12th

7pm-9pm

Create a convincing and living environment onstage. 6 Thursdays, Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb.2, 9, 16; Showcase performance Feb. 18 at 7 PM.

"Show us the Where!"

The improv stage is mostly bare. A couple of chairs or boxes are often the only props. The actors must create a convincing and detailed environment that the audience can "see" as they watch the show. When a where comes to life, everything is richer.

Unfortunately, though, many improvisers rely on being talking heads, throwing lines at each other without actually "being" anywhere.

That's kinda like serving instant mashed potatoes. Sure, you can get away with it. But it isn't as good.

Students have said:

“The Environment class opened a whole new aspect of improv to me. It has improved my onstage work, and has even helped me visualize, solve problems, and communicate offstage. It's as though I have a whole new sense that I've never used before! "

"It was fun!"

“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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Improv Fundamentals: SCENEWORK January 2023

10 N Jay St, Schenectady NY

Starts January 21st

7pm-9pm

Two actors connect. Something wonderful happens. Scene. 3-5 PM, January 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. Showcase Performance 7 PM Feb 25.

Connect.

A great improvised scene grabs everyone in the room and takes them to a heightened reality. It's transformative. Getting to that place is no accident. It's the result of skilled listening, intense focus., and joyful collaboration. This class points the way.

The focus in this class is on doing the simple work that builds great scene technique.

Students have said:

“During this class everyone's work get so much better-- it was really a great experience. "

"I had a blast!"

“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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