In-Person Level Five: Intro to the Conservatory

In-Person Level Five: Intro to the Conservatory with Peter McNerney

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Class Description


Level Five: Intro to the Conservatory - Advanced training with the Magnet Theater Improv Conservatory, aims to help students expand their improv skill-set, hone on-stage confidence, and develop greater consistency as performers. Level Five is the first component of advanced training and includes seven weeks of classes, followed by a four week run of shows.

Completion of Magnet Improv Level Four and instructor approval are required for admission to the Conservatory classes.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Oct 11th (10/11/21)
NOTIFICATION DATE: Oct 18th (10/18/21)

Instructor: Peter McNerney

Peter McNerney has been teaching improv since 2002 and serves as head of the Advanced Improv Program at the Magnet Theater in New York City where he performers with Nick Kanellis in the improv duo, Trike, which The New York Times call "reliably one of the best improv performances in the city."

Peter also serves as the NY Artistic and Casting Director for the nationally respected education and media company, the Story Pirates, with whom he co-hosts the multiple iHeart Radio and Webby Award winning show, the Story Pirates Podcast. He is also the head writer and producer for the Ambie award winning podcast, the Cat in the Hat Cast. Other podcasts for which he has written and produced include Game On! with Audible and Looney Tunes Presents: Bugs and Daffy's Thanksgiving Road Trip with WB Animation.

On camera, Peter can be seen in HBO's High Maintenance, TBS's Search Party, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as a series regular in the Science Chanel scripted comedy Stuff You Should Know and a whole bunch of commercials.

Peter is the co-writer and director of theater/sketch comedy fusioneers Sax & Dixon, who have been featured at Ars Nova NYC and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and the FringeNYC.

He is from Winnetka, IL, graduated from Northwestern University and currently lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful and hilarious wife Beth Newell and two loud children.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  1. Oct 26, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  2. Nov 2, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  3. Nov 9, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  4. Nov 16, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  5. Nov 23, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  6. Nov 30, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  7. Dec 7, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  8. Feb 13, 2022, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    at TBA
    (at a studio space TBA in the vicinity of Chelsea, Manhattan)

Show Schedule*

  1. Dec 5, 2021, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  2. Dec 12, 2021, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  3. Feb 20, 2022, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  4. Feb 27, 2022, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  5. *scheduling subject to change