About The Festival


Thank you, EVERYONE for the overwhelming outpouring of love and excitement from performers and audience members alike over the four days of The Fifth Annual New York Musical Improv Festival! This was a banner year for the NYMIF with performers from New York, DC, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Toronto delivering stellar performances to SOLD OUT houses!  We loved meeting and seeing all of you perform and we couldn’t have done it without you and the incredible support of the Technical and Artistic Staff at the Magnet Theater!

Thank you Armando Diaz, Megan Gray, Kim Ferguson, Michael Lutton, Frank Spitznagel, Willy Appelman, Quinton Loder, Sean Taylor, Nat the Fourth, all of the enormously talented Musicians who accompanied the performers AND the House Managers (Aina Rapoza, Chris Simpson, Ginny Humber), Interns and Volunteers who helped make everything run so smoothly around the theater! It takes a Village!

The 6th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival will be coming to the Magnet Theater from October 16th -19th, 2014!  Online submissions will open the first week of June, 2014, so check back here for the latest festival news and/or to submit your act for consideration in The 6th Annual NYMIF!

T.J. Mannix, Robin Rothman Taylor and Lisa Flanagan