Level Two: Intro to Long Form

Level Two: Intro to Long Form with Elana Fishbein

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Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).
Class Description

Now apply what you've learned in Level One to create long form pieces. This class is heavy on exercises in the fundamental structural components of long form: scene work, group games, opening games, second beats, transitions, and callbacks. Students emerge from Level Two with the tools necessary to stage longer pieces with recurring themes and rich characters, and they hit the stage at the end with another fun graduation performance.

Instructor: Elana Fishbein

Elana Fishbein is an improv instructor, consultant, and performer based in New York City. She has designed curriculum and facilitated improv workshops for corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions all over the United States and beyond. Elana’s targeted, experiential sessions have helped thousands of students expand their ability to communicate, collaborate, empathize, and lead through radical respect and elevation each other’s ideas.

Elana is a teacher at the Magnet Theater in New York City. She can be seen performing with the Armando Diaz Experience, Magnet Theater TourCo, and her solo improv show, Pepita (Best of the Fest, San Diego Improv Festival). She has been featured at the Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Eau Claire, Edmonton, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Women in Comedy Festivals, among others. Her two-woman play, Sisters Three, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Elana has written and performed for The Truth Podcast (Radiotopia), Story Pirates Podcast (Gimlet), and appeared on BBC America’s Almost Royal, as well as in the original musical comedies Girl Camp and Nightfall on Miranga Island. She is a member of Story Pirates, a non-profit arts-in-education organization that takes stories written by kids and adapts them into hilarious sketches and songs. She is the co-creator of two professional development workshop series for teachers: “Beyond Winging It: Improv in the Classroom” and “Play.” Elana is featured in the documentary short, LMAO, about the therapeutic potential of laughter and comedy.

Elana holds an M.A. in Educational Theater from NYU and B.A. in Drama from Vassar College. Her favorite succulent is jade.

Check out her website: www.elanafishbein.com

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Jan 8, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Jan 15, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Jan 29, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 5, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 12, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 19, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Feb 26, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Mar 4, 2020, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Mar 6, 2020, 9:00 PM
    at Magnet Studio Theater (22 W. 32nd St, 10th floor - Room A)
  • *scheduling subject to change