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Tuesday July 12, 2011, 9:55pm - by admin

Magnet Theater internships are opportunities for students to earn credit toward classes in return for working at the theater, training center, or other special events.  Interns typically accumulate credits through regularly scheduled shifts performing various roles, then apply them in lieu of payment for classes at the Training Center.

How do I participate?

Any Magnet student who has completed level one is eligible for the internship program, though a teacher recommendation is required for an application to be considered. Download the internship application at http://www.magnettheater.com/internapp.doc (under “Contact | Internship Application” from the Magnet’s website). Then email the form to quinton@magnettheater.com.




Tuesday July 12, 2011, 8:46pm - by admin

 

MEGAWATT – Wednesdays 8:00PM, 9:00PM, & 10:00PM

MUSICAL MEGAWATT – Tuesdays 8:30PM

What is Megawatt?

Megawatt is a weekly showcase of the Magnet’s signature house teams! Six of the teams perform every Wednesday and two musical teams perform every Tuesday.  All Megawatt performers have graduated from the Magnet Training Center and are lead by a Magnet assigned director.  Megawatt teams perform a variety of forms, styles, and structures – all of which are fueled by hilarious improvisers playing at the top of their intelligence.

Megawatt!

Bob SmokingLaurie and Chris

How can I participate?

To be considered for a Megawatt team, you must complete all six levels of the Magnet Training Program.  Likewise, for Musical Megawatt, you must complete all three musical improv core classes.  After completion, you become eligible for an invitation to audition.  Auditions are held periodically throughout the year. As you complete Level Six, you will find out more information about the audition process and the next audition scheduled.

Monday July 11, 2011, 7:19pm - by admin

A screening and short Q & A session with the members of the Magnet Theater Digital Media Engine that wrote, shot, directed, edited, and produced the BEST PICTURE at the 2011 New York City 48 Hour Film Project.

Members include George Gross, Jon Bander, Mike Bell, Steph Garcia, Danielle Tolley, and Sean Taylor.

 

They Won!

Thursday July 7, 2011, 3:08pm - by admin

Catch the debut of the Magnet Theater Touring Company tonight in “Playhouse” at 8pm—a great start to Thursday Night Out!

Thursday July 7, 2011, 11:19am - by admin

Check out Magnet Theater instructor/performer Tara Copeland in the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this year on HBO!  The preview happens at about the 10:20 mark!

Monday June 27, 2011, 3:28pm - by admin

The Mantzoukas Brothers won the Friars Club Improv Competition this past weekend.  For winning they get $5000 to put towards creating a short comedic film.  Congrats! You can catch them at the Magnet in July.