In Improv We Trust

Newsletter Friday September 3, 2021, 2:21am - by seantaylor

Ask an Improviser

"What is the most important improv lesson you ever learned?"

Performer Peter McNerney
Magnet Theater
"When your scene partner initiates a scene, it’s not your job to figure out what they meant, or “get it right.” Instead, it’s your job to be unhesitatingly presumptuous about what it could mean. More specifically, it’s your job to notice and accept the first interpretation that your brain gives you because that’s the only one that the audience will believe. Stopping to wonder what they meant plays out on your face. The audience sees it. If you then pretend that you do know what they meant, we won’t believe you. But if you accept your first interpretation, you will look (and feel) like someone who understands which is far more important than whatever your next line is."

Check out Peter in Trike twice this month!

In-Person Musical Improv Classes
Jacob Horn & Frank Spitznagel

Musical Improv Level 1

Saturday (9/25) @12pm

Michael Lutton & Frank Spitznagel

Musical Improv Level 2

Saturday (9/25) @2:30pm

Other In-Person Offerings
Michael Lutton

Improv Level One

Mondays (9/27) @3:30pm

Adam Wade

In-Person Storytelling

Sunday (9/12) @12pm

Elana Fishbein

Teen Improv Ensemble (14-18)

Saturday (9/18) @2:30pm

Improv for Teens Ages 12-17

Saturday (9/25) @12pm

Online (Virtual) Classes
Dahlia Ramsay

Express Genius (online)

Tuesdays (9/21) @8pm ET

Megan Gray

Improv Level One (online)

Thursdays (9/23) @8pm ET

Rachael Mason

The Initiation (online)

Thursday (9/23) @6:30pm ET

Amanda Xeller

Character and Premise Sketch (online)

Thursdays (9/23) @7pm ET

Lanee' Sanders

Sketch Writing Level Two (online)

Tuesdays (10/5) @7pm ET

And visit our Electives page often to see new offerings regurlarly