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Legendary improv instructor and our good buddy from Chicago, Joe Bill, is stopping by Magnet to teach a one day workshop on Sunday, September 3rd, from 1-4 pm. Joe will be teaching a new version of his newest workshop “The First 30 Seconds” which focuses on the verbal, emotional, physical, and psychological content of the first 30 seconds of scenes to help you get optimally grounded and connected to what’s happening REGARDLESS of the approach/style in which you’re playing.
In Improvisation, so often, the ending is in the beginning. Let Joe help you begin your scenes in service to yourself, your scene partners, and the show youre doing. He’ll show you how to attack the first 0-15 & 15-30 seconds (The Golden Time) of a scene. This includes the mindset of readiness, playing with energy variety for initiations, strategic & emotional listening, awareness of interpersonal vs. circumstantial dialogue, and tracking the context through patterns that you establish right from the start. Everyone will walk out of this workshop with at least a couple of new tools that they can begin to employ immediately.
Interested? Come play! Cost is $50. Just email Joe to reserve your spot! Email jbillscp [at] yahoo [dot] com
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
**Update** Sketch Club now meets Sundays 3-5pm.
Sketch Club is a drop-in sketch writing workshop devoted to qualified sketch students and performers who are interested in developing and performing their own material. The drop-in will meet on Saturdays 3-6pm beginning February 7th. Members of Sketch Club will workshop original sketches every week at a table read run by Armando Diaz. Participants will be encouraged to try out their sketches at the soon-to-premiere “Generator” show on Sundays at 6pm. Interested in participating? Email SketchClub@magnettheater.com for more information!