Camp Magnet 2020

Camp Magnet 2020 with Rick Andrews & Nikita Burdein & Bianca Casusol & Rachel Hamilton & Louis Kornfeld & Eleanor Lewis & Will Luera & Michael Lutton

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Begins: Jun 11, 2020
Ends: Jun 14, 2020
Price: $569

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

Camp Magnet returns! Our annual summer retreat is coming back. Go camping with us in the beautiful Catskill Mountains from June 11th - June 14th. Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights of improv, outdoors, adventure, and fun with improv and writing workshops. DEADLINE TO ENROLL: MAY 26th. Private cabins are available for an additional cost. For more information, please call 212-244-2400.

Instructor: Rick Andrews

Rick Andrews is a teacher and performer at The Magnet Theater, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. He began improvising with Improv Boston, and continued with a stint in Saint Louis, MO. He has been fortunate to learn from many improv greats, including Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Will Luera, Jill Bernard, and more.

Rick has taught workshops at improv festivals across the country, including the Boston Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Black Box Atlanta, and many more. He co-produces Duofest, an annual festival of improv duos in Philly, PA. He has taught improvisation to people as old as 75 and as young as 6, and has done workshops for production companies and zoos alike.

He enjoys running, putting words on pages, thinking about the brain, and he loves improv more than anything.

Instructor: Nikita Burdein

Born in the USSR, Raised in Chicago, and now in NYC, Nikita is an improviser, filmmaker, and writer of film, tv, and theater.

He has trained at the Magnet Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade since 2011 and performs weekly with Magnet house teams Wonderland (musical improv), Bodywork (non-musical improv) and Premiere (musical improv). He also performs with UCBT Lloyd Team seventeen, indy darlings Fancy Man, and Karaoke based musical improv with Happy Karaoke Fun Time.

Instructor: Bianca Casusol

Bianca Casusol is a performer based out of New York City.

She's been lucky enough to teach at festivals across the country, The Magnet Theater, The People's Improv Theater,DSI Comedy Theater, and The North Carolina Theater Conservatory and to learn from every person she's ever played with. When she's not doing make believe, she's turning children's short stories into sketches as a touring member of The Story Pirates or trying to pet every animal.

She was a founding member of the Kiss:Punch:Poem, which Time Out Chicago called, " a rare find, a show that mixes improv with spoken word to effects both uproarious and heartfelt". Her work has been featured on The Truth Podcast, Hot Mic with Dan Savage, Risk!, Bust Magazine, and Reductress.

Please let her pet your dog.

Instructor: Rachel Hamilton

Rachel is an actor, improviser, teacher, writer and director living in New York City. Rachel has a degree in Theater from Northwestern University, where she began her love affair with Improv. Having been cast in the company of Second City, Chicago, Rachel took the suggestion of one of her mentors, Mr. Martin deMaat and gave teaching a try. Fifteen years later she is still at it, and loving it more and more with each passing year. Rachel considers it is an honor to introduce people to this magical art form and believes strongly that the basic tenets of Improv also make for a rich and wonderful approach to life. Come to Magnet and play with us!

Teaching Credits: Second City, Chicago, Second City LA, Syracuse University, Michael Howard Studios, Magnet Theater as well as numerous corporate training gigs.

Some Recent Performance Credits Include: Magnet Theater: Tiny Spectacular, Sleep Over, UCB; Assscat, Hamiltonia (Rachel?s one-woman show), NBC: 30 Rock, The Conan O?Brien Show, Film; Spring Breakdown, I Hate Valentines Day, Internet; Onion Video, and the upcoming, Chaos Theory.

Instructor: Louis Kornfeld

Louis Kornfeld began improvising way back in 2003, when both his phone and online presence were at the forefront of millennium culture. He's been a proud member of the Magnet Theater since it opened its doors, having logged countless hours as a performer, intern, house manager, member of 'The Boss,' Megawatt director, and (for the past twelve years) teacher of improvisation. What can he say? He loves it.

In addition to improv, Louis is also an award winning writer and actor whose work is routinely featured on 'The Truth' podcast. Check it out, why don't you?

You can see him performing every Sunday night with the great Rick Andrews in 'Kornfeld & Andrews.' They have some short videos online you might enjoy.

He thinks you're doing great.

Instructor: Eleanor Lewis

Eleanor is a programmer with a degree in art. She started studying improv at the Magnet in 2013 and then kept doing it forever so far. She has studied with some swell guys and ladies: Rick Andrews, Louis Kornfeld, Peter McNerney, Alan Fessenden, Megan Gray, Alex Marino, and others also.

She's in a duo called The Friendship Club with her best friend, Peter Appleby, who better mention her in his bio or it's all over.

Eleanor's skills include naming all 151 original Pokemon from memory and forgetting to call her dad back.

Instructor: Will Luera

Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston. Will is co-creator of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and ministry for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Instructor: Michael Lutton

Michael has been a Magnet instructor since 2011. He has travelled the country performing in festivals and has taught workshops in Boston and Washington, DC. He has also taught several corporate and team-building workshops.

He began improvising in 2006, and was lucky to train with teachers such as Armando Diaz, Rachel Hamilton, James Eason, and Tara Copeland.

Michael currently teaches Level 1, Level 4: Monoscene, Musical Improv Level 1 and Musical Improv Level 3.

In addition to his teaching duties, Michael is the Director of the Musical Improv Program at the Magnet.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Jun 11, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)
  • Jun 12, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)
  • Jun 13, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)
  • Jun 14, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.