Remix: Diversity Sketch Lab 2019 at Magnet Theater

Opportunities, Sketch Saturday August 31, 2019, 7:15pm - by Magnet Theater

Remix is back for the 4th year!!!

What is Remix?

Remix: The Diversity Sketch Lab 2019 is a 7 week sketch writing workshop, sponsored by the Magnet Theater, for people from underrepresented communities in comedy (PoC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized groups).

For seven weeks, Remix participants will meet with Magnet sketch directors and performers to learn about sketch writing! We start with the basics of what makes a good sketch and then take you through the process of writing, getting notes, editing, and performing.

All participants will be eligible to have their sketch considered for the shows at the end of the lab, and all participants will have a chance to perform in the shows!

Here are the shows from the previous 3 years: 2018, 2017, & 2016.

Who is this for?

Remix's aim is to lift voices of people from marginalized groups, and celebrate diversity of all types - including (but not limited to): race, age, gender identity, orientation, ability, and more!

But I've Never Done Remix...

Perfect! There's no prior experience needed. People who participated last year are welcome to participate again, but we'll be covering a lot of the same ground.

But I've Never Done Sketch Before...

It's never too late to start! Remix is for people of all experience levels in sketch and comedy writing. Even if you've never done sketch comedy or if you're on a team at another theater, Remix is for you! All experience levels welcome.

OK, But What's the Catch?

At the end of the 7 weeks there is a show. For the show there is a small (less than $10) one-time fee to pay for recording and for our amazing tech.

To qualify for show participation, we require that you miss no more than 2 meetings and miss no more than 1 show.

We'd love to put up every sketch that's stage ready, but due to the high number of participants not everyone's sketch will make it in to the final show. However, everyone that desires to perform in the show will be able to do so.

On top of that any sketches written in the lab (whether they make it into the show or not) are yours to do with what you please!

Whoa, that's pretty sweet. How can I stay up to date on the info?

  1. Sign up for the lab here.
  2. Our main form of communication will be through our google group: Click here.
  3. We will also post everything possible on Facebook (click here), as well.

When does this party start!?

Remix 2019 will be kicking off Saturday, September 14th @ 12pm.
We'll be meeting Saturdays from 12 - 3pm.


All sessions will be located at the Magnet Theater Training Center (22 W 32nd Street).

  • 9/14
  • 9/21
  • 9/28
  • 10/5
  • 10/12
  • 10/29
  • 10/26


Tech and Shows will be Sundays and located at the Magnet Theater main stage!

  • 10/27 (Show Tech Rehearsal)
  • 11/3
  • 11/10
  • 11/17

We look forward to seeing all of you at the first writers meeting on 9/14!

If you have any questions email!

The Remix Team