Aggressive Listening

Aggressive Listening with Dennis Pacheco

Class Description

Listening is the basic building block of all improv—you have to listen before you can Yes, And! But what does it mean to really listen? How can you do it better? There is so much to listen to in a scene, even before and between the words that are spoken. In this workshop we’ll break down how to listen not just to words, but to tone, intention, meaning, and consequences. Most importantly, we will explore how to listen to yourself.

Instructor: Dennis Pacheco

Dennis has been a teacher at the Magnet since mid-2021. He has been performing on stage since 2012. He is an improviser, actor, sketch writer, sketch performer, director, and coach. He studied with Peter McNerney, Russ Armstrong, Louis Kornfeld, Rachel Hamilton, Michael Delaney, Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Kevin Mullaney, Joe Bill, John Timothy, Sean Casey, and other fine people.

His voice can be heard on podcasts like The Truth, Everything is Alive, Famous Dead People, and Girl Tales. He is the co-host and co-creator (with Ellen Matthews) of the podcast The Pursuit of Perfectness.

You can catch him performing Saturday nights on the cast of The Armando Diaz Experience. He is the director of Livewire sketch team Ghost Girl.

He lives in Brooklyn.

His website is

Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  1. Jun 23, 2019, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)
This class does not have a show/performance