Go For It!

Newsletter Thursday December 15, 2022, 10:21am - by seantaylor




New Offerings
Rick Andrews


Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Wednesdays (1/4) @8pm

Nick Kanellis


Improv Level 1 Intensive (in-person)

Mon-Fri (1/9) @12pm

Dennis Pacheco


Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Saturdays (1/21) @2pm

Michael Lutton


Improv Level 1 (in-person)

Fridays (1/13) @4pm

Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Wednesdays (1/4) @3pm

Improv Level 2 Intensive (in-person)

Mon-Fri (1/16) @12pm

Improv Level 3 Intensive (in-person)

Mon-Fri (1/23) @12pm

Nikita Burdein and Frank Spitznagel


Musical Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Wednesdays (1/18) @8pm

Adam Wade


Storytelling (in-person)

Sundays (1/8) @11am

Adv. Storytelling (in-person)

Thursdays (1/5) @6:30pm

Online Offerings
Megan Gray


Improv Level 1 (online)

Thursdays (1/5) @6pm ET

Improv Level 2 (online)

Thursdays (1/5) @8pm ET

Armando Diaz


Sketch Writing Level One (online)

Wednesdays (1/23) @7pm ET

Rich Talarico


Free Meet & Greet (online)

Thursday (2/9) @7pm ET

Improv Level 2 (online)

Thursday (2/17) @7pm ET

Advanced Improv Studies
Peter McNerney


Advanced Improv Level One (in-person)

Wednesdays (2/1) @7pm

Louis Kornfeld


Advanced Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Mondays (1/23) @6pm

Advanced Improv Level 2 (in-person)

Mondays (1/23) @8pm

Ask an Improviser


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

Performer Lauren Brodie
Magnet Theater
"The most important improv lesson I've learned is: Go For It! Trust your instincts, and don't worry too much about where a given move will lead. In musical improv, we're doing long-form narrative, and when I first started, I put so much internal pressure on myself to make moves that helped narrate or shape the story. I've realized that every initiation can have infinite stories spun out of it, and since I don't have to create that story alone, I can throw weird things out there without thinking too much about where they will lead. The story doesn't have to be linear! That applies to the songs too: if a strange line or unconventional rhythm pops out of my mouth, not only can Frank handle it and play with it, but my teammates can build on it as well. Even while doing a spot song, I'm never alone up there. Part of "going for it" too is being ok with things going in a totally different direction than you intend. One time I initiated the first scene by sighing and I guess it sounded enough like I was singing -- turns out I had accidentally initiated a rock opera, which we definitely hadn't rehearsed! But it turned out to be an epic show, and is still one of my favorites!"

Check out Lauren in Musical Megawatt with Moonshine