Instant Brilliance

Instant Brilliance with Armando Diaz

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Class Days: Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm ET
Begins: Apr 28, 2021
Ends: Jun 2, 2021
Price: $219

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

This class is designed to turn improvisers into performers. Students will work individual improv muscles and participate in exercises that challenge and build confidence. After this class you should fear nothing. Prerequisite is Magnet Level 2 or equivalent.

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*

  • Apr 28, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • May 5, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • May 12, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • May 19, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • May 26, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jun 2, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.