Improv Classes


"Mad Cowford Improv workshops enhance your skills of consideration, collaboration, conversation, and commitment. They encourage you to get our of your head and respect what is in front of you. When we all talk, and all increase the volume of the conversation, we end up with chaos.  Improv helps you understand when to pause, listen and stop talking. The world needs more improv!"



Steve P., Author, Facilitator, Retired Professor

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2019-04-11T19:54:00+00:00

Steve P., Author, Facilitator, Retired Professor

"Mad Cowford Improv workshops enhance your skills of consideration, collaboration, conversation, and commitment. They encourage you to get our of your head and respect what is in front of you. When we all talk, and all increase the volume of the conversation, we end up with chaos.  Improv helps you understand when to pause, listen and stop talking. The world needs more improv!"

"This is a course that would benefit anyone! If you’re shy or anxious it will help you to deal with that in a safe way. If you closed off, a bully or don’t talk to folks easily, it will give you the skills to really be present. If you’re a comedian, public speaker or teacher, it shows you how to engage and involve your audience. Just an outstanding course."



Student

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2018-01-02T19:51:00+00:00

Student

"This is a course that would benefit anyone! If you’re shy or anxious it will help you to deal with that in a safe way. If you closed off, a bully or don’t talk to folks easily, it will give you the skills to really be present. If you’re a comedian, public speaker or teacher, it shows you how to engage and involve your audience. Just an outstanding course."

"The teachers provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment where players at all levels feel warmly welcomed by both their teachers and peers. The fundamentals of improv are broken down in easy-to-learn games that are addictive and incredibly fun to play! What are you waiting for? All you have to do is say, "yes, and...!"



Sam C

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2019-03-17T19:52:00+00:00

Sam C

"The teachers provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment where players at all levels feel warmly welcomed by both their teachers and peers. The fundamentals of improv are broken down in easy-to-learn games that are addictive and incredibly fun to play! What are you waiting for? All you have to do is say, "yes, and...!"

"The skills taught in this improv class are applicable to any situation that involves relationships, risk-taking, listening, openness, communication, and spontaneity."



Lisa M

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2018-08-02T19:49:00+00:00

Lisa M

"The skills taught in this improv class are applicable to any situation that involves relationships, risk-taking, listening, openness, communication, and spontaneity."

"Responding to job interview questions is now a breeze. There is nothing a potential employer can ask in an interview that can throw me off my game now that I know how to be in the moment and "yes, and" and "think ping pong, not chess!"



Student

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2019-10-02T19:53:00+00:00

Student

"Responding to job interview questions is now a breeze. There is nothing a potential employer can ask in an interview that can throw me off my game now that I know how to be in the moment and "yes, and" and "think ping pong, not chess!"

"One of the best things I ever did."



Melanie M

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2018-05-02T19:52:00+00:00

Melanie M

"One of the best things I ever did."

"This class allowed me to get over my social anxiety and fear of being in the spotlight. I was able to break out of my shell and explore my creativity."



Student

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2018-11-02T19:53:00+00:00

Student

"This class allowed me to get over my social anxiety and fear of being in the spotlight. I was able to break out of my shell and explore my creativity."

"For anyone wanting to start in comedy, this is a great start! Not to mention, skills like learning to listen and paying attention are skills you can always use on a daily basis. So much fun, and the laughter is better than therapy!"



Ellen F

Mad Cowford Improv
5
2019-09-20T19:51:00+00:00

Ellen F

"For anyone wanting to start in comedy, this is a great start! Not to mention, skills like learning to listen and paying attention are skills you can always use on a daily basis. So much fun, and the laughter is better than therapy!"
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Mad Cowford Improv

The Next Classes Will Be Announced When We Can Safely Resume Classes. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you soon!

Level 1 - Intro To Improv

This class is the beginning of our core curriculum and introduces you to Mad Cowford’s improvisational style and approach to the craft.

Prerequisite – None

Skill Progression

Level 2 - Two+ Person Scenes

This class will teach you the techniques you need to hop into any scene and hold your own.

Prerequisite – Level 1

Skill Progression

Level 3 - Short Form Improv

This course is a student favorite that teaches the techniques of improv games and “short form” improvisation.

Prerequisite – Level 2

Skill Progression

Level 4 - Structured Long Form

Study the fundamental structural components of long form: base foundation, scene work, group games, patterns, offers, and relationships.

Prerequisite – Level 2

Skill Progression

Level 5 - The Harold

This course will be a smaller class limited to eight students and will introduce learners to the improv format that put IO on the map.

Prerequisite – Level 4

Skill Progression

Level 6 - Musical Improv

This introductory class explores musical themes and allows anyone, with or without musical training, to unlock their creative potential.

Prerequisite – Level 2

Skill Progression

Coached House Team

A learning model for more advanced improv students to develop long form skills more intensively by working with a coach and receiving more specific/constructive feedback for performance improvement. Includes multiple performance opportunities.

Prerequisite – Audition/Invitation

*Stay tuned for when auditions will be held*

Skill Progression

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Our classes are held at Arlington Congregational Church.
We have no other affiliation with the church.

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