In-Person Improv Level One

In-Person Improv Level One with Armando Diaz

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Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).
Class Description

From day one you will jump into a series of fun warm ups and games designed to ease you into improv. Before you know it you will be playing scenes and learning how to heighten and explore your ideas. As the class progresses you will learn how to do 2 person scenes, group scenes, group games and how to deliver simple monologues. The class is all about fun and support. Whether you are a beginner who has never improvised or someone who has improv experience, you will learn strong fundamentals that will build your confidence, improve speaking skills and foster spontaneity
All students will be asked to show proof of vaccination prior to the first session in order to participate in this class

Instructor: Armando Diaz

Armando is widely regarded as one of the best improv teachers in New York City and beyond. His list of teaching credits is a long one: the ImprovOlympic Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NYU and Michael Howard Studios. He has trained dozens of actors who have performed or written for Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Mad TV, and The Daily Show.

A Chicago native, Armando studied improv under Del Close at the ImprovOlympic, Mick Napier at the Annoyance, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory. He performed in and helped create one of the most popular improvised longforms in Chicago, "The Armando Diaz Experience...." For the last decade, "the Armando" has been performed weekly in Chicago, and is now taught and performed in many other cities including Los Angeles and New York.

In addition to writing and producing short films, Armando wrote sketches for the show Upright Citizens Brigade on Comedy Central, and has performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Oct 21, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Oct 28, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Nov 4, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Nov 11, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Nov 18, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Dec 2, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Dec 9, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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  • Dec 16, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    at TBA
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Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Dec 18, 2021, 4:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • *scheduling subject to change