I mean, WOW!

Newsletter Saturday April 15, 2023, 12:59am - by seantaylor


Camp Magnet Early Registration is OPEN! Only $525 until May 15th ($575 after 5/15)...and don't forget to get your round trip Camp bus ticket while you're at it!
We are looking for exceptional students, improvisers and members of the Magnet Community. Want to be a Big Sib?
Megawatt Auditions are coming. Deadline to apply is April 28th. Visit here for more information
Our upcoming Saturday afternoon Musical Coaching Class is looking for Musical L2 (and beyond) improvisers to get coached. Sign up here to get involved!
New Offerings
Dennis Pacheco


Improv Level 1

Sundays (5/14) @2pm

Improv Level 1

Mondays (5/15) @8pm

Nick Kanellis


Improv Level 2

Tuesdays (4/25) @1pm

Billy Soco


Improv Level 2

Wednesdays (5/17) @6pm

Louis Kornfeld


Hall of Mirrors

Mondays (5/1) @4pm

Peter McNerney


Adv Improv Level 1

Thursdays (5/18) @6pm

Armando Diaz


Sketch Writing Level 1 (online)

Mondays (5/1) @7pm ET

Elana Fishbein


Improv For Teens

Saturdays (4/29) @2pm

Michael Lutton


Improv Level 1 Intensive

Mon-Fri (6/5) @12pm

Improv Level 2 Intensive

Mon-Fri (6/12) @12pm

Improv Level 3 Intensive

Mon-Fri (6/19) @12pm

Michael Lutton and Frank Spitznagel


Musical Coaching Class

Saturdays (5/13) @12:30pm

Ask an Improviser


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

Performer/Instructor Elana Fishbein
Magnet Theater
"One of the most important improv lessons I've learned is to make your scene partner look good! If you're caught in an argument, be the one that's wrong. If you're playing a high status character, aggressively sing the praises of your low status companion. Pay attention to characters and comedic patterns that are not your own so that you can callback and heighten someone else's idea. Being supportive of other people can actually be rather subversive and surprising. In real life, folks tend to be defensive, deflective, and, in many environments, emotionally walled-off... so, when we see someone who's effortlessly generous, empathetic, AND funny... I mean, WOW!


Improv creates a rare space for collaborative support... but it shouldn't be that way! Imagine how much better the world would be if EVERYONE actively aimed to make their real life scene partners look good?? Everyone should have access to improv! Improv should be required in schools! Hear me out... YOU DON'T EVEN NEED ANY SUPPLIES. This is a NO BRAINER, people!

Until we get it together as a nation to offer improv K-12, consider telling a teenager about the upcoming session of IMPROV FOR TEENS at the Magnet Theater, starting April 29th! Or tell an adult about LEVEL 1."

Elana Fishbein has been performing at the Magnet Theater since 2005 and has been teaching classes for teens and adults since 2012. She can be seen performing in the Armando Diaz Experience every Saturday at 7:30pm.