Someday You’ll Be Playing One

Newsletter Wednesday May 25, 2022, 3:18am - by seantaylor
New *In-Person* Classes
Dennis Pacheco

Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Tuesdays (6/28) @6pm

Rick Andrews

Longer Scenes (in-person)

Sundays (6/19) @2pm

La Ronde (in-person)

Sundays (6/19) @4pm

Jacob Horn & Frank Spitznagel

Musical Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Sundays (6/26) @2pm

Musical Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Wednesdays (6/15) @6:30pm

Other Upcoming *In-Person* Classes
Jamie Rivera

Improv Level Two (in-person)

Mondays (6/27) @6pm

Louis Kornfeld

Improv Level 3 (in-person)

Thursdays (6/23) @6pm

Peter McNerney

Advanced Improv 1 (in-person)

Tuesdays (6/14) @7pm

Other Upcoming *Online* Classes
Armando Diaz

Sketch Writing Level 1 (online)

Wednesdays (6/15) @7pm

Megan Gray

Improv Level 1 Intensive (online)

Mon-Fri (6/6) @12pm

Improv Level 1 (online)

Wednesdays (6/15) @8pm

Louis Kornfeld

Improv Level 3 (online)

Mondays (6/13) @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

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 Sulaiman Beg
Magnet Theater
"It’s an unfortunate fact but the world is full of assholes. And because good improv presents a humorous reflection of the absurdities of our world, chances are in a scene someday you’ll be playing one. A shitty boss, a shitty boyfriend, a shitty waiter. Anyone can be an asshole! And sadly in real life, we often see them succeed. It sucks! But not in improv. In improv, the asshole can never win. Your job is to make the shitty boss lose. Your team’s job is to make the shitty boss lose. Take their status, their philosophy, their want and turn it against them. The worse we see them lose, the funnier it is. Don’t be afraid to be the asshole, but you have to be willing to lose. We see enough assholes succeed in real life, we don’t want that in an improv scene."

Check out Sulaiman Beg in his Megawatt team Metal Boy