Improv Level One (in-person)

Improv Level One (in-person) with Dennis Pacheco

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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

Instructor: Dennis Pacheco

Dennis has been a teacher at the Magnet since June of 2020. He has been performing on stage since 2011. 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 on the cast of The Armando Diaz Experience and 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


Session Schedule*

  1. Sep 8, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 1
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  2. Sep 15, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 1
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  3. Sep 22, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  4. Sep 29, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  5. Oct 6, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  6. Oct 13, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  7. Oct 20, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)
  8. Oct 27, 2022, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Michael Howard Studios - Studio 2
    (152 W. 25th Street, 10th fl)

Show Schedule*

  1. Oct 29, 2022, 4:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  2. *scheduling subject to change