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In-Person Free Intro to Improv with Armando Diaz & Dennis Pacheco
It's true! Now's your chance to try out our classes without paying a thing! No experience required AND plus, we add new dates and times every week so there's always something to fit your schedule. Open to all. NOTE: This is an in-person class. All students must be vaccinated and have proof of it. Social distancing will be practiced, masks will be worn, and sanitizer will be available.
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.
Dennis has been performing on stage since 2011. He is an improviser, sketch writer, sketch performer, director, and coach. He has studied with Peter McNerney, Russ Armstrong, Louis Kornfeld, Rachel Hamilton, Michael Delaney, Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Kevin Mullaney, Joe Bill, and other beautiful people.
His voice can be heard on podcasts like The Truth, Famous Dead People, Girl Tales, and Everything Is Alive.
You can catch him performing Wednesdays on Megawatt with Good & Evil. He is the director of Livewire sketch team Newport.
He lives in Brooklyn.
His website is dennispache.co
Full Session Schedule
May 24, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
at Magnet Theater
(254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
- This class does not include a performance.