8 new directors. 8 new films. It all happened this summer!
Shoot from the Hip is an improvisational filmmaking intensive. Exploring film through improvisation, story development, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing, students completed their own digital film shorts, and collaborated on the films of other students.
Featuring: Joshua Friedman, Richard Jopson, Ron Palais, Jen Sanders, William K. Scurry Jr., Elena Shumskaya, Darrick Smith and Julie Stainer-Loehr, led by David Etkin and Mark Grenier.
Including an exclusive trailer from “Bring Your Own God,” the project of SFTH ‘09! Featuring: Dan Abrams, Elihu Dietz, Jess Lane, Luke Manson, Alex Marino, Mike Martino, Blake Merriman, Ron Palais, Jen Sanders, Austin Smith, Drew Tarvin and Rachel Werbel; led by Armando Diaz, David Etkin and Josh Weinstein.
The show happens Tuesday October 5th at 10pm right here at the Magnet Theater!
- alex marino
- armando diaz
- austin smith
- blake merriman
- bring your own god
- dan abrams
- darrick smith
- david etkin
- digital film shorts
- drew tarvin
- elana shumskay
- elihu diets
- je sanders
- jess lane
- josh weinstein
- joshua friedman
- julie stainer loehr
- luke manson
- mark granier
- mike martino
- rachel werbel
- richard jopson
- Ron Palais
- shoot from the hip
- William K. Scurry Jr
… go see great Magnet Theater groups at the 2010 Improvaganza Improv Festival at the Laughtrack Theater Company (1123 Bethel Street, HI) The Arts at Marks Garage (1159 Nu’uanu Avenue, HI).
Check out the schedule HERE.
You can see Hello Laser, Megalou and Phooka!
Starting tonight at our Studio Theater on 30th Street is The Circuit! We brought together many of our amazing improv students to form teams that will have a limited run on Friday nights! The fun starts tonight at 10pm. You will see some great comedy from teams like:
Coach: Alex Marino
Coach: Megan Gray
Coach: Jon Bander
Mary Beth Albers
Coach: Dave Warth
Jason Scott Quinn
Team of Horses
Coach: Chet Siegel
*team names subject to change
259 West 30th Street, New York, NY
Dearly Beloved performs The Wake, an improvisational form developed by Alex Marino and originally performed by the Necropolitans many years ago. From the invocation of a name pulled from the obituary pages, Dearly Beloved gives the recently deceased their final chance to have their story told on stage through a series of improvised scenes. With scenes that vary from the side splitting hilarious to the gut-wrenchingly tragic, Dearly Beloved invites you to celebrate the life and death of a complete stranger.
They have two shows in September. One of which is tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7:00pm.
Yep. You are a Lawyer and you want to know how to improvise better. THIS is for you.
The ability to improvise – no matter what you are confronted with – is the hallmark of a truly effective lawyer. Many parallels exist between good lawyering, trial advocacy and improv comedy. Improvisers have developed tools that can help them draw an audience into a constructed stage reality. Trial lawyers have a similar goal: drawing a jury into a reconstructed version of events. Joey Novick is an attorney and nationally renowned instructor of humor and improv workshops. During this interactive workshop, he will lead you in a series of exercises that will show you how applying improv techniques in various contexts can help you become a more effective attorney, mediator or arbitrator. You’ll also find out how using improv techniques can help you add strength, animation and powerful persuasive techniques in the courtroom, at the settlement table, or when negotiating a wide variety of issues.
This is a New York State Continuing Legal Education accredited course where participants earn three (3) CLE credits.
When faced with a crisis, are you able to…
* think on your feet?
* improvise on the spot?
* maintain your poise and ability to sound authoritative?
Taught by Joey Novick
FACE is tonight at 7pm! Treat yourself, this show is awesome.
“…Comedic, dramatic, and jazz improv so surreally compelling that by the end, you leave wishing you could see what they come up with next.”
—Daniel Kelly, www.nytheatre.com
“What differentiates this show from any other I’ve seen is the stunning collaboration between the actors and a live jazz trio onstage. The strength of FACE is their extraordinary ability to tune into each other, thereby keeping the audience enthralled by both the unique concept of the show and its execution.”
—Katherine Heller, www.newyorkcool.com
“…the cast is clearly having fun, and the pace never lags for long…FACE is a breezy, amusing diversion.”
—Vanessa Anderson, Time Out New York
“FACE is improv at its most beautiful.”
—Katherine Heller, www.newyorkcool.com
“FACE Improv’s performance at the Galapagos Art Space screamed of talent overload, with music, laughter and spontaneity pouring out the door of the tiny space…as the musicians embellished each minute of the show with their equally theatrical and relevant jazz.”
—Jennifer Pelly, The Fordham Observer
Adam Wade will be a guest monologist tonight for Junior Varsitys 10pm show. Thursday Night Out starts in less than two hours, get over to the Magnet and check it out.
Pope! The Musical ran at the Magnet Theater throughout the past year and was accepted as a New York International Fringe Festival pick. After a few performances the reviews have been extremely positive!
“It’s wacky. It’s a family affair. And it’s proof that the musical is not dead.” – The Wall Street Journal
With the help of a very game cast and a great sense of playfulness, Pope! wins the hearts of the audience through its commitment to the comedy and the clear enthusiasm of the participants” – NYTheatre.com
“Festival Highlight” – The New Yorker
“Holy Moly! Justin Moran (Book & Lyrics) and Christopher Pappas (Music) have written a terrific and thoroughly entertaining soft rock score for Pope!” – Talk Entertainment
Congrats to the whole Pope! cast and Justin Moran (Author book/lyrics) and Christopher Pappas (Author Music).
You can still see the show at the FRINGE today at Lucille Lortel Theatre (3:15PM) and on Saturday August 28th at 5:15pm!