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Level Two: Intro to Long Form

Level Two: Intro to Long Form

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Instructor: Elana Fishbein

Elana Fishbein is an actress, improvisor, and teacher based in New York City. She writes and performs for The Truth Podcast and has appeared on BBC America’s Almost Royal, as well as in the original musical comedies “Girl Camp” and “Nightfall on Miranga Island.” She is also a member Story Pirates, a non-profit arts-in-education organization that takes stories written by kids and adapts them into crazy, hilarious sketches and songs. Her one-woman clown show, “Eleanor Is Sibling-Challenged,” has played for audiences of all ages.

Elana has been performing improv at the Magnet Theater since 2005 and can be seen with Featherweight, Kiss Punch Poem, the Armando Diaz Experience, Magnet Theater TourCo, and her solo improv show, Pepita. She has also been featured at the Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Eau Claire, Edmonton, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Women in Comedy Festivals. She is the co-creator and director of the political comedy show, “The Great American Sketch Show.”

In addition to being an instructor and Director of the Youth Program at the Magnet Theater, Elana has lead workshops for corporate, non-profit, and educational organizations such as Bon Appétit Magazine, LinkedIn, the Edelman Group, Young Women’s Leadership Network, 92nd Street Y, University of Notre Dame, and the Sivuyiseni Intermediate School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 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.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Sep 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Sep 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Sep 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Sep 29, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #5 - Oct 6, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Ripley Grier (1) - 520 Eighth Avenue (btw 36th & 37th Sts) 16th Floor
  • #6 - Oct 13, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #7 - Oct 20, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #8 - Oct 27, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Nov 1, 2014, 6:00 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change