It’s about your WHO

Newsletter Wednesday February 23, 2022, 2:45am - by seantaylor


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New *In-Person* Classes
Michael Lutton

Forms: The Mono-Scene (in-person)

Sundays (3/27) @3pm

Aaron Gold

Performing with Confidence (in-person)

Sunday (3/27) @12pm

New *Online* Classes
TJ Mannix

On-Camera Auditioning for TV and Film (online)

Wednesdays (3/30) @7pm


Elana Fishbein

Story Scene Story Scene (online)

Tuesdays (3/15) @6:30pm


Armando Diaz

Sketch Writing Level 1 (online)

Mondays (4/4) @7pm

Other Offerings
Jacob Horn & Frank Spitznagel

Musical Improv Level One (in-person)

Saturdays (3/26) @2:30pm


Nikita Burdein & Frank Spitznagel

Musical Improv Level Two (in-person)

Saturdays (3/26) @12pm


Dhalia Ramsay

Object Work - The Energy Efficient Choice (Online)

Mondays (3/7) @7pm

Megan Gray

Improv Level One (Online)

Tuesdays (3/1) @8pm


Improv Level Two (Online)

Wednesdays (3/16) @8pm

Ross Taylor

Improv Level 3 (online)

Tuesdays (3/15) @7pm


Armando Diaz & Johnathan Ross

Sketch Writing Level Two (Online)

Thursdays (4/21) @7pm

Elana Fishbein

Improv for Teens (Ages 13-17) (online)

Saturdays (2/26) @4pm

Adam Wade

Regular Storytelling (in-person)

Saturdays (3/19) @12pm


Original Advanced Storytelling (in-Person)

Sundays (3/20) @12pm

And visit our Electives page often to see new offerings regurlarly
Ask an Improviser

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

Performer Megan Gray
Magnet Theater
"The scene is not about your WHAT it's about your WHO. Meaning, you can talk about anything in a scene, but if the audience doesn't know what drives you, who you are, what makes you tick, they will find it hard to invest in your character or care what happens to you next. And the same goes for your fellow performers -- if you've only been talking about ice cream your whole scene, describing the ice cream, eating ice cream -- what can they offer your character from here? It's just ice cream. BUT, if it's not about the ice cream, but we find out that the PERSON eating the ice cream is lactose intolerant and will endure the discomfort because dammit, they won't let it dictate their life -- now it's interesting! What happens when their appendix is about to burst? They're still going to attend their friend's wedding, dammit! More ideas start to flow, other characters emerge, because the WHO is a lot more interesting than the WHAT." (this lesson comes from Armando Diaz, thanks, Armando!)

Check out Megan Gray in The Armando Diaz Experience (ADX)