In-Person Level Five: Intro to the Conservatory

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

Apply for Instructor ApprovalClass Days: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm ET (in-person)
Begins: Oct 26, 2021
Ends: Dec 7, 2021
View show schedule below
Price: $425

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

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 is a performer and head of the Conservatory Program at the Magnet Theater in New York City and currently 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."

As an actor Peter can be seen as a series regular in the Science Chanel scripted comedy Stuff You Should Know, HBO's High Maintenance, as well as a bunch of commercials.

Peter also serves as the Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director for the nationally respected education and media company The Story Pirates with whom he co-hosts the Story Pirates Podcast.

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.

He is from Winnetka, IL, graduated from Northwestern University and currently lives in the 'burbs with his beautiful and hilarious wife Beth Newell and two loud toddlers.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Oct 26, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 2, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 9, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 16, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 23, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 30, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Dec 7, 2021, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Dec 5, 2021, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • #2 - Dec 12, 2021, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • #3 - Dec 19, 2021, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • #4 - Jan 2, 2022, 7:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • *scheduling subject to change