Camp Magnet 2019

Camp Magnet 2019 with Rick Andrews & Bianca Casusol & Hannah Chase & Megan Gray & Rachel Hamilton & Louis Kornfeld & Michael Lutton

Sign UpClass Days: Thursday June 13th- Sunday June 16th
Begins: Jun 13, 2019
Ends: Jun 16, 2019
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 13th - June 16th. Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights of improv, outdoors, adventure, and fun. Price includes: all improv workshops, food and communal accommodations. For an additional cost campers can pay for transportation (via a lovely charter bus) from NYC to the Catskills. For an additional cost campers may pay for private accommodations (space is limited) DEADLINE TO ENROLL: APR 30th. For more information, please visit our FAQ page: https://magnettheater.com/blog/ or 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: Bianca Casusol

Bianca Casusol is a performer based out of New York City. You can find her acting like a maniac on stage with her house teams SheWolf and The Friday Night Show.

She's been lucky enough to teach at The Magnet 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. 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: Hannah Chase

Hannah Chase is the Megawatt Director, as well as an instructor and performer at the Magnet Theater. She first discovered improv in 2002, and has studied and worked with some truly fantastic teachers and performers across the country over the last 16 years.

You can see Hannah perform on Thursdays with her Block Party team, The Music Industry, and on Saturdays in the Armando Diaz Experience. Hannah has also performed at dozens of improv festivals across the country.

Hannah has created and directed a number of shows at the Magnet including The Cast, which plays on Saturday nights at the Magnet and which Elise Czajkowski (comedy journalist for the New York Times) called "One of the most exciting improv shows in New York City.... the perfect show for comedy and theater fans alike." Hannah also created and directs The Blob, a Time Out NY Recommended Comedy Pick, as well as a number of other recurring shows.

Outside of The Magnet, you can hear Hannah's voice in a number of Truth podcasts. In her free time, she loves alphabetizing lists, editing films, trying on other people's glasses, learning about the brain, and reading and writing medical memoir comics. She's still working on her website. It's been five years.

Instructor: Megan Gray

Megan is the former Artistic Director of the Magnet Theater, a writer, performer and native New Yorker. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and is a member of Magnet's resident team "Junior Varsity." She can be seen in such notable shows as "The Armando Diaz Experience" and "The Cast." Megan also produces and hosts the monthly all-women and non-binary improv show "We Might Just Kiss."

In addition to teaching Level One, Level Four: Busy Town and the Lady Party class, Megan has taught improvisation at C.W. Post University, Brookdale Community College, Fairfield University, Columbia Business School and festivals around the country. She has studied improv at the Magnet and the UCB Theatre with Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, Christina Gausas, Dave Pasquesi, TJ Jagodowski, Jean Villepique, Joe Bill, Dave Razowsky and many others.

Megan graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has written for MTV2 and Comedy Central online. She has appeared on "Broad City," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Show With David Letterman." In her spare time, she travels the world performing improv with Magnet Theater's Touring Company and teaches yoga. In conclusion, you're all doing great.

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: 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 13, 2019
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)
  • Jun 14, 2019
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)
  • Jun 15, 2019
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)
  • Jun 16, 2019
    at Camp Magnet
    (Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.