About the Festival

The Magnet Theater is proud to be hosting The 11th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12-15, 2020. Applications are now OPEN from Tuesday, October 1st through November 4th at 11:59pm for a fee of $30.

Please click HERE to submit your online application.

To give you an idea of what to prepare, the application form requests the following information:

  • Team/Performer Names and Contact Info
  • Application Fee Payment Invoice Number
  • Theater Affiliation (if any)
  • Hometown
  • Team/Performer Photo/Logo
  • Link(s) to a recent (ideally within the past 2 years) video of  an unedited musical improv set.
  • 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 third week of November. Any questions can be sent via email to info@nymif.com.
Thank you for your interest in The 11th 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 who gather in NYC once a year to meet, perform and show off the form!
The first NYMIF was created 11 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. The Magnet has expanded its own program to four levels and now boasts <i>eight</i> musical improv house teams!
Past festivals have included teams and performers from cities across the US, (Austin TX, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Delray Beach FL, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC), Canada (Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver), Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and Paris France! NYMIF has featured everything from Tony Award winning performers to improvised cabarets, Sondheim to Hip-hop, college teams, duo and solo shows, improvised musical versions of TV genres from Law & Order to Star Trek – PLUS the cast and band from Broadway’s “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” and members of Freestyle Love Supreme – also now on Broadway!