About The Festival

Hello and welcome to The 9th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival! The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting The 9th Annual NYMIF from October 19 – 22, 2017.
Submissions for NYMIF 2017 are now OPEN through JULY 22nd!!!
Please click HERE to submit the $35 Application Fee for your online application. Once payment is complete, check your email and follow the link on your online receipt to the NYMIF Application form.
To give you an idea of what to expect, the google application form requests the following information:
  • Team/Performer Names and Contact Info
  • Theater Affiliation (if any)
  • Hometown
  • Team/Performer Photo/Logo
  • Link(s) to a recent (ideally within the past year) video sample of your work.
  • Team/Performer availability.
All applications will be carefully reviewed by members of the NYMIF Team and offers will be emailed to performers on or around the week of July 31st!
Thank you for your interest in The 9th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival.  We look forward to hearing from you!
The NYMIF Team



The NYMIF’s mission is to elevate and celebrate the community of improvisors, actors, singers, and musicians from around the world who gather in NYC once a year to meet, perform and show off the form of musical improv. Based on one audience suggestion, entire One-Night-Only musicals ranging from traditional musical theater fare (a-la Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber) to adrenaline-pumping rap battles, are composed and choreographed on the spot and never seen or heard from again!

The first NYMIF was created nine years ago to promote the art musical improv to wider audiences as well as bring together performers of the form from all over the world! Since then, musical improv has exploded across the country with new programs starting every year. In New York City, musical house teams have become a staple at all of the major comedy theaters.

Past festivals have featured everything from an improvised rock concert to a fully costumed Dickensian musical, improvised hip-hop, college teams, duo and solo shows, improvised Sondheim and even the cast and band from Broadway’s “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.”