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Magnet Improv Summer Intensive (Level 2)
Magnet Improv Summer Intensive (Level 2) with Elana Fishbein
REGISTERMonday-Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Begins: Jul 17, 2017
Ends: Jul 21, 2017
Show: Jul 21, 2017
Price: $399
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Class Description

Now apply what you've learned in Level One to create long form pieces. This class is heavy on exercises in the fundamental structural components of long form: scene work, group games, opening games, second beats, transitions, and callbacks. Students emerge from Level Two with the tools necessary to stage longer pieces with recurring themes and rich characters, and they hit the stage at the end with another fun graduation performance.

Instructor: Elana Fishbein

image descriptionElana Fishbein is a performer and instructor at the Magnet Theater in New York City. She can be seen performing with her house team Ariana Grande, the Armando Diaz Experience, Magnet Theater TourCo, and her solo improv show, Pepita (Winner of Inspirado: the only improv competition in the world). She has been featured at the Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Eau Claire, Edmonton, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Women in Comedy Festivals. Her two-woman play, Sisters Three, was a New York Times Critics Pick.

Elana has written and performed for The Truth Podcast and appeared on BBC America’s Almost Royal, Absolutely Mindy! on SiriusXM Radio, as well as in the original musical comedies Girl Camp and Nightfall on Miranga Island. She is a member of Story Pirates, a non-profit arts-in-education organization that takes stories written by kids and adapts them into hilarious sketches and songs. Elana is featured in the documentary short, LMAO, about the therapeutic potential of laughter and comedy.

Elana directs the Magnet Theater Youth Program and has taught improv for corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions all over the United States, Canada, Scandanavia, South Africa, and more. She also co-created two professional development workshop series for teachers: “Beyond Winging It: Improv in the Classroom” and “Play.”

Elana earned her M.A. in Educational Theater from NYU and her B.A. in Drama from Vassar College. Her favorite succulent is jade.