Level One: The Principles of Improv

Level One: The Principles of Improv with Hannah Chase

Sign UpClass Days: Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm
Begins: Sep 4, 2019
Ends: Oct 30, 2019
View show schedule below
(Originally: $399)
Price: $349

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

Simply put, you'll learn to improvise. In Level One, students will get onstage immediately and explore the fundamental principles of improvisation through exercises in agreement, commitment, spontaneity and listening. Sessions are designed so students will build a strong foundation as a confident performer. You will amaze yourself with your new found skills at the class graduation performance in front of your friends and family. This show is always fun and usually the highlight of most people's lives. Open to all.

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.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Sep 4, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Sep 11, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Sep 18, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Sep 25, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 2, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 16, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 23, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 30, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Nov 1, 2019, 7:00 PM
    at Magnet Studio Theater (22 W. 32nd St, 10th floor - Room A)
  • *scheduling subject to change