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MOXIE opens Monday March 12th! For the next three Mondays at 9:00 at the Magnet, see original sketch shows developed by teams formed through Moxie, the female-identifying, non-binary, and trans sketch lab! Congratulations to the participants and directors!
Monday March 12th
The Mad Donnas and Clit Eastwood
Monday March 19th
Ryan Gosling’s Spank Bank and The Mad Donnas
Monday March 26th
Clit Eastwood and Ryan Gosling’s Spank Bank
The Mad Donnas
Directors: Alex Stark, Liz Haag, Megan Gray
Writers: Ruthie Dreyer, Kay Mollica, Claire Matson, Beth Heller, Morgan Sobel & Kate de Longpre’, Julia Schroeder, Jenn Seide
Performers: Angelica Florio, Morgan Sobel, Alina Konon, Vassileia Kazee, Talia Kwartler, Emily Heider, Jamie Genoa, Kerri Kenny, Alex Schulte, Laura Fabius, Kay Mollica, Margaret Taormina, Claire Matson, Beth Heller, Susan Burns, Julia Schroeder, Dorrie Jankowski, Jenn Seide, Ruthie Dreyer, Shevone Adams
Directors: Amanda Xeller, Chloe Koser, Gina Cucci
Writers: Deborah Lohse, Hailey McAfee, Jen Shamro, Jenice Matias, JoAnn DeLuna, Kelli Argott, Kristina Stasi, Laura Brehm
Performers: Ande Cousins, Carly Hampton, CJ Archuleta, Deborah Lohse, Elaine Bledsoe, Hailey McAfee, Jeffrey Elizabeth Copeland, Jen Shamro, Jenice Matias, JoAnn DeLuna, Kelli Argott, Kristina Stasi, Laura Brehm, Paige Smith-Hogan, Rebecca Weiser
Ryan Gosling’s Spank Bank
Directors: Virginia Dickens, Jackie Skinner, Aimee Lutkin
Writers: Alison Badrous, Emily Dalton, Becky Davidson, Mallory McAfee, Meredith Spencer, Sasha Stewart, Alison Williams
Performers: Kendra Augustin, Alison Badrous, Hannah Bell, Alyssa Briddes, Magda Cychowski, Emily Dalton, Becky Davidson, Hannah Goldman, Lesley Hennen, Tea Ho, Heather Johnson, Nicole Matarese, Mallory McAfee, Kelsey Rodriguez, Hannah Sheehan, Meredith Spencer, Jasmin Stanley, Sasha Stewart, Nina Wanat, Joy Weeeng
Well folks, Remix is back for Vol. 2!
What is Remix?
Remix is the Magnet Theaters diversity sketch lab. For seven weeks participants will meet with Magnet Alumni and learn about sketch writing! We start with the basics of what makes a good sketch and take you through the process of writing, getting notes, editing, and performing! All participants will be eligible to have their sketch considered for the show at the end of the the lab, and all participants will have a chance to perform in the show!
Want to see some sketches that made it into last years show? Look here: Remix on YouTube
Who is this for?
Remixs aim is to lift voices of people from marginalized groups, and celebrate diversity of all types – including (but not limited to): race, age, gender identity, orientation, ability, and more!
But I Didnt Do Remix Vol. 1
Perfect! Theres no prior experience needed. People who participated last year are welcome to participate again, but well be covering a lot of the same ground.
But Ive Never Done Sketch Before
Its never too late to start! Remix is for people of all experience levels in sketch and comedy writing. Even if youve never done sketch comedy or if youre on a team at another theater, Remix is for you! All experience levels welcome.
OK But Whats the Catch?
Theres a tiny (less than $10) fee to pay for the show recording and our amazing tech.
To qualify for show participation, we require that you miss no more than 2 meetings and miss no more than 1 show.
But thats it! Any sketches written in the lab are yours to do with what you please and the seven weeks of classes are absolutely free!
Whoa, thats pretty sweet. How can I stay up to date on the info?
When does this party start!?
Remix Vol. 2 will be kicking off Saturday, September 23rd @ 12pm.
We’ll be meeting Saturdays from 12 – 3pm in the Magnet Theater Training Center, located at 22 West 32nd St.
And the shows?
Shows will be November 6th, 13th, and 20th at the Magnet Theater (main stage)!
We look forward to seeing all of you at the kickoff meeting 9/23!
The Remix Team
The Magnet Theater is pleased to announce — for the first time ever — The Diversity & Inclusion Sketch Lab! All those with voices that are underrepresented in comedy may attend (race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and age).
Heres how itll work:
Well be meeting on Saturdays 12-3pm at the Magnet Training Center (22 West 32nd Street, 10th floor) for six weeks starting October 1st.
Youll bring in a mix of new and rewritten sketches each week (1 or 2). Well give each other feedback for rewrites. The best sketches will be put into the final shows (November 14th, 21st, 28th at 9pm).
For the first meeting all we ask is that you bring is:
1. An example of a sketch that you saw on TV or stage and why you love it.
2. An example of something that happened in your day/week/month/life that you thought was really funny. Anything.
THATS IT! You dont even have to write anything just yet. Give it a try.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
But Ive never written sketch or taken a sketch class.
Thats totally fine. We still want you.
But I really cant write. Can I just perform?
You can get involved as a performer only. Come to the meeting anyway. You might find yourself accidentally writing something amazing.
But I cant perform/memorize lines.
You can just write then.
I write better with a partner. I cant do this on my own.
You and your writing partner can present co-written material at meetings. Alternatively, if you realize you really like working with someone at the meetings, you can go off and write together.
I cant make all the meetings.
If you want to be in the final show or have your sketch considered, you must attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions.
How much does it cost?
Do I have to pre-register?
Nope. Just show up!
But Im still uncertain.
Follow your fear. Remember how hard improv used to seem before you actually tried it?
See you there,
Lauren Ashley Smith, Rich Rosario, John Ross, James Kuo, Natalie Silverman, Charlie Nicholson, Jordan Randolph