Thursday Aug 16th, 5:30pm
Magnet Theater is a performance space and training ground for the best and brightest comedic talent in New York City. Since 2005, we’ve been at the epicenter of the city’s growing improv movement—and today, we’re one of the most recognizable improv schools and theaters in the city. We’ve got critically acclaimed shows and classes in improv, musical improv, sketch, storytelling and more every single night of the week.
After studying in Chicago under improv guru Del Close, Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman and Shannon Manning joined forces with improv teacher and veteran performer Alex Marino to open the Magnet Theater in March 2005. Today, the theater continues to be operated by Diaz, Herbstman and Marino.
On any given night at Magnet, you’ll see our performers doing what they do best—creating some seriously amazing stuff in order to make you laugh. We’ve had improv powerhouses like Mike Myers join us onstage and conduct workshops. We’ve trained budding comedians from around the world. But most importantly, we’re giving a whole new generation of talent a place to take risks, be heard and blow minds.
Magnet’s philosophy is simple but it’s been working pretty well for the last 10 years. Simply put, we can teach anyone to improvise. Our faculty is made up of veteran instructors—both homegrown as well as transplanted from the oldest, most esteemed comedy institutions in the country. And as such, our students get comprehensive training in the styles and philosophies that have been shaping the art form for generations.
The new Magnet Training Center, marks a huge development in the history of the Magnet and the New York comedy community. For the first time since most anyone at Magnet can remember, we’ve got all of our classes running under the same roof, bringing our community of students, teachers, and performers together on a nightly basis. It also means that more classes are being offered in improv, musical improv, sketch comedy, and storytelling than ever before and that’s great news for all of New York, whether you’re a comedian, actor, singer, storyteller, or audience member.
It was absolutely outstanding! Very fun experience!
It was amazing!
Filled with laughter no judgement educational great “space” to be yourself and jump in!
this class was so much fun! Makes me excited to take other classes!
I really enjoyed this class Hannah was the instructor and she was awesome!! I would love to go back for more classes.
Sean is an awesome, supportive and passionate teacher. Loved the class!
Super fun intro class - the instructor was great and everyone was extremely open and friendly!
This class was totally AWESOME! Shawn, is a really good teacher, who really know hiw to engage his student's. I had fun while learning, which is so cool! I am definitely returning in the near future. The Magnet Theater Rocks!!!
This,Class was absolutely FUN and AMAZING! The teacher was really good. Definitely, worth the engagement of participating, for your credits as an aspiring actor/ actress. Totally valuable and I would highly recommend!
Excellent ! Fun date idea
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