It Happens and It’s Okay

Newsletter Wednesday May 11, 2022, 2:35am - by seantaylor

The Mixer, Magnet's open improv jam, returns Sat (5/14) @9:30pm. Free for students, $5 tickets for everyone else.
Sign-ups begin at 9pm
Circuit teams announced. Congrats to the cast of the newly formed Musical and Sketch Circuit Teams!
Get your questions answers about Magnet's new Advanced Improv Studies Program.
New *In-Person* Classes
Dennis Pacheco

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Tuesdays (6/28) @6pm

Rick Andrews

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Sundays (6/19) @12pm

Michael Lutton

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Wednesdays (6/15) @3:30pm

Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Wednesdays (6/15) @6:30pm<

Jamie Rivera

Improv Level Two (in-person)

Mondays (6/27) @6pm

Louis Kornfeld

Improv Level 3 (in-person)

Thursdays (6/23) @6pm

Advanced Improv 2 (in-person)

Sundays (6/5) @4pm<

Peter McNerney

Advanced Improv 1 (in-person)

Tuesdays (6/14) @7pm

New *Online* Offerings
Louis Kornfeld

Improv Level 3 (online)

Mondays (6/13) @6pm

Rich Talarico

Free Meet & Greet (online)

Sundays (5/15) @7pm

Intro to Comedy Writing for TV, Stage & Film (online)

Sundays (5/22) @4pm

Robert Weinstein

Mayhem Ensues: A Storytelling Elective (online)

Mondays (6/6) @6pm

Upcoming June INTENSIVES
Dennis Pacheco

Improv Level 1 Intensive (in-Person)

Mon-Fri (6/13) @12pm

Michael Lutton

Improv Level 2 Intensive (In-Person)

Mon-Fri (6/20) @12pm

Louis Kornfeld

Improv Level 3 Intensive (in-Person)

Mon-Fri (6/6) @12pm

Megan Gray

Improv Level One Intensive (online)

Mon-Fri (6/6) @12pm

Adam Wade

Storytelling Intensive (In-person)

Wed-Fri (6/8) @10am

Ask an Improviser

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

Performer Chrissie Gruebel
Magnet Theater
"Sometimes teams work and sometimes (if I’m being honest, a lot of times) they don’t. It happens and it’s ok! But no matter who you’re playing with, when you’re onstage, the only thing that matters are the people onstage with you. Improv is a team sport—if your goal is to be the #1 funniest person, go do standup. Your teammates are your people. Get on board with each other. Make each other laugh. Go down swinging. Fail in an embarrassingly huge way. Do it together and laugh about it later. Chemistry is a tricky thing and it’s kinda rare, but teamwork is an action. You can practice it and get great at it. Besides, the audience goes home at the end of the night and you’ll probably never see them again so you don’t need their approval."

Check out Chrissie Gruebel in Friday Night Sh*w or with her Megawatt team Metal Boy