Magnet Theater Blog
Louis Kornfeld gets up on his soapbox along with Michael Girts and Mike Descoteaux to preach the virtues of bringing musical improv to the big stage. Blank! The Musical is a big budget improvised musical playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages in NYC. Louis talks with both Mikes about the hard work and planning that goes into producing such an incredible show, and how framing the performance and accepting the audience as an integral part of the show help to propel on-the-spot theater to new heights.
Enjoy Episode #22 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
On this episode of the Magnet Podcast, host Alex Marino chats it up with improviser and yogi Emily Shapiro about teaching yoga and doing improv in Costa Rica, Emily’s affection for Lord of the Rings, and people who look like Smeagol.
Enjoy Episode #21 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
In order to meet rising costs and ensure that we keep the lights on, supplying you with the very best improv classes in NYC, Magnet’s low prices will be increasing slightly in January 2015. All core and conservatory classes will increase by $50, a change which will be reflected on the website as soon as next year’s classes go up.
We’re also adjusting our rules on retaking Level 4 classes. Beginning in January, you will only be able to repeat the same Level 4 at half-off. If you’d like to choose a new Level 4 with a different subject, you’ll be charged full price.
All classes that begin before January 1, 2015 will adhere to the current pricing — so sign up while it lasts!
The Magnet Theater is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the next round of SKETCH TEAMS, which will run from January 18th through April 26th!
The following information will tell you everything you need to know in order to submit, what will be expected of you, and all the deadlines for everything. Good Luck!
Louis Kornfeld talks with the amazing Caitlin Steitzer about teenagers, the links between improv and social work, and the uses of theater for community development.
Enjoy Episode #20 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
Ever wonder how our graphics game could possibly be so on point? It’s all thanks to our amazing team of designers and illustrators. And now, you can be one of them!
We’re looking for talented folks to volunteer their time and skills as part of Magnet’s graphics team. You can earn credits toward free classes (if you’re into that sort of thing) or you can simply enjoy the internal rewards of seeing your work displayed all around the theater and website. Whatever makes you feel alive!
The graphics team helps us out with the visual needs of the theater—whether it’s branding new programs, updating our existing art, or creating show promotions and campaigns.
The time commitment is on a project basis, so take on work as your schedule allows—we’re cool with that. Plus, not gonna lie, there’s a lot of cool stuff coming up.
To apply, send a resume and a link to your portfolio to Evan and Chrissie at firstname.lastname@example.org and please be aware that this opportunity is only open to students who have taken at least one paid class at our Training Center. We’re excited to hear from you!
Louis Kornfeld chats it up with improv wunderkind Sebastian Conelli. They talk about growing up on Staten Island, using humor as a way to get through childhood, learning to love and show what you love on stage, and being a bad student.
Enjoy Episode #19 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
If you are any of the following …
• The person who always has the most audience members at your class shows.
• Constantly nerding out about improv to anyone who will listen.
• Someone who has a Magnet stamp on their hand nearly every day of the week.
• Itching for a free class.
• Interested in getting some marketing experience.
• A real human and not a wolf.*
… then you definitely sound like Street Team material!
How does it work? Glad you asked.
We want to fill the house with cool people who enjoy fun and laughter—and this is your chance to help us do that. The Street Team will partner up with the promotions department to help get the word out about our shows! If you’re enthusiastic about Magnet—we’d love to hear from you. (Plus, did we mention you can earn a free class? Right. Better get on this.)
Simply email Evan and Chrissie at email@example.com and we’ll give you all the details!
*Again: no wolves.
Alex Marino occupies the Magnet Training Center office with North Coast members Jonathan DeMuth and Douglas Widick. They talk about the origins of Hip Hop Improv, the beatbox community, their personal improv journeys and bagel bites.
Enjoy Episode #18 on iTunes or below via SoundCloud.
The Magnet Theater is pleased to announce the new Circuit fall 2014 season, debuting next Friday, October 10th at 10:30pm at the Magnet Theater Training Center.