The Magnet Genius Machine
You’ve heard that improvisers are innovative, think fast on their feet, adapt to changes gracefully, and see opportunities where others see brick walls. You've heard they make great collaborators and expert communicators.
And you’d love for your team to develop those same skills, right?
This is what we do. The Magnet Genius Machine trains professionals to apply improvisational techniques and tools to create innovative ideas and present them with precision and power.
This is called 'Applied Improvisation', and it is an extremely effective experiential learning methodology which uses the same structured communication games from improvisation and applies them to non-theatrical settings. The key methodology is participatory games, small and large group discussions, and supplemental assessments.
Our customized workshops and training sessions are usually designed around a core client need and work outward from there. And of course, you and your team may end up laughing a lot along the way. In many cases clients emerge with a sharpened sense of humor and an odd buzzing feeling in their body caused by the having of fun.
The Magnet Genius Machine Team
Our facilitators are some of the best you’ll find. They bring a wealth of experience to the classroom – from the universe of improvisation and beyond - finance, advertising and branding, illustration, and education. On staff you’ll find trainers with a diverse backgrounds - an advice columnist, a University of Chicago Mathematician, a filmmaker, and even a former NYPD cop.
They are masters at cultivating a sense of play among participants and establishing a safe atmosphere that encourages risk-taking. Our facilitators have eagerly leapt into challenging training environments, from human performers at Sea World to Corporate Crisis Managers in Beijing. Clients have included large and small companies around the globe: GE, Google, Capital H Group, Nasdaq, Estee Lauder, Columbia Business School, New York University Film School, Ford, Katzenbach Partners, Math For America, and PepsiCo.
Where We Work
We have two locations. Our storefront theater in Manhattan on 29th Street has shows running 7 nights a week. While our Training Center on 30th Street holds classes, workshops, seminars, and corporate events. Both locations are unique and available as a training venue. That said, more often than not we travel to our client's location. Come visit us.