Level One: The Principles of Improv

Level One: The Principles of Improv with Ellen Matthews

Sign UpClass Days: Tuesdays 7:00-10:00pm
Begins: Sep 24, 2019
Ends: Nov 19, 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: Ellen Matthews

Ellen Matthews started her comedic career back in Kindergarten, while during Playtime she pretended her butt was on fire, and frantically put it out by sitting on a bucket of Legos. The class gave rave reviews, and she's been honing her craft after since.

Ellen focused on sketch comedy while in college at UMass Amherst, but fell in love with improv after moving to New York. She has studied at UCB, the PIT, and eventually found her comedy home at The Magnet Theater, where she has had the privilege of learning from incredibly talented and supportive teachers, mentors, and peers.

You can see Ellen perform with her Megawatt team, She Wolf, every Wednesday; and hear Ellen chatting with people much too loudly, in the Magnet Lounge, most days.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Sep 24, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 1, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 15, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 22, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Oct 29, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Nov 5, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Nov 12, 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
  • Nov 19, 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 22, 2019, 6:00 PM
    at Magnet Studio Theater (22 W. 32nd St, 10th floor - Room A)
  • *scheduling subject to change