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Announcing the 2017 Magnet Diversity Scholarship Program
The Magnet is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 Magnet Diversity Scholarships. The Magnet Diversity Scholarship Program was established in 2016 to provide access to improv classes to those excited and motivated students for whom money is a barrier, and to add new and diverse voices to the Magnet’s vibrant and open community.
Those selected will receive full program scholarships for Magnet’s Improv program, covering Levels One through Level Four. Contingent upon acceptance, Level 5 and Team Performance Workshop will also be included. Due to the limited number of full scholarships and the expected number of applicants, applications will be competitive. Applicants who were not awarded a scholarship last year are welcome to re-apply.
The Magnet Diversity Scholarship Program is aimed at increasing our diversity of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and age. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are open to those who have never studied at Magnet, as well as to those who have partially completed the program. Up to $30,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of the selection process.
Applications are due July 31, by midnight, and can be filled out here. The application includes general information and short essay questions. Selected students will be notified by Monday, August 14.
There will be an Open House at the Magnet Theater on Saturday, July 8 from 12 3 pm. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend to meet with current Magnet performers and Diversity Scholars. There will also be an informal Diversity Jam for interested people to improvise on stage.
Now this is exciting Magnet founder and improv mastermind, Armando Diaz, is set to begin teaching four classes in the month of November! If you’ve never had the chance to study with Armando, look no further.
Brand new to Magnet? Take Level 1 For Experienced Improvisers! Looking to sharpen your skills? Instant Brilliance is gonna be perfect for you! Finally fulfilling that “We should do two-prov” comment you made at the bar months ago?? Whoa baby Dynamic Duos is here for ya!! Don’t even want to do improv??? Then take that Sketch Writing Level One!!! There’s truly something for everyone, all taught by the one (and only) Armando Diaz. Sign up now now now!
Instant Brilliance starting November 14th
Level 1 For Experienced Improvisors starting November 15th
Sketch Writing Level One starting November 16th
Dynamic Duos starting November 21st
Weve got a brand-new training center! Were so excited!
As of Saturday, Jan. 24, well be beginning the process of moving classes, rehearsals, writing meetings, etc. over to our new space at 22 W. 32nd Street on the 10th floor. Things might be a little hectic for a while, so please bear with us, but well do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.
What does all this mean? We now have 10 classrooms, a studio theater, a dedicated writers room and more than two bathrooms (so luxurious!). Simply put, its a bigger, better space to keep up with our growing needs as a training ground for the best comedic minds in the world.
This is a new, exciting chapter for us and it wouldnt be possible without your enthusiasm, hard work, and continued brilliance.
Thanks for being the best community around. Stop by and check out the new digs when you can!
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