Stay in the Moment You’re In with Megan Gray
Extract as much fun from your first few choices by staying in the moment. Explore more. Invent less. You don't need to rush through your scene.
Scenes can move quickly, but that doesn’t mean that we have to rush moment to moment. Most of the time you have everything you need within the first minute of the scene.
This workshop will focus on mining and exploring the first moments of the scene and then heightening from there. There’s no need for invention, you already have everything you need, you just need to take the time to recognize it.
Megan is the former Artistic Director of the Magnet Theater, a writer, performer and native New Yorker. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and is a member of Magnet’s resident team “Junior Varsity.” She can be seen in such notable shows as “The Armando Diaz Experience” and “The Cast.” Megan also produces and hosts the monthly female improv show “We Might Just Kiss.”
In addition to teaching Level One, Level Four: Busy Town and the Lady Party class, Megan has taught improvisation at C.W. Post University, Brookdale Community College, Fairfield University, Columbia Business School and festivals around the country. She has studied improv at the Magnet and the UCB Theatre with Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, Christina Gausas, Dave Pasquesi, TJ Jagodowski, Jean Villepique, Joe Bill, Dave Razowsky and many others.
Megan graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has written for MTV2 and Comedy Central online. She has appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Show With David Letterman.” In her spare time, she travels the country performing improv with Magnet Theater’s Touring Company. In conclusion, Megan wishes you’d call her more.