Improv Level Two

Improv Level Two with Armando Diaz

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Class Description

Level 2 continues your study of scene work. You will learn how to choose and maintain a strong point of view, how to play more developed characters, and how to sustain longer scenes. You will then explore the next set of skills which include doing call backs and playing second and third beats. After this class you’ll be able to take on most long forms.

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*

  • Feb 24, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Mar 3, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Mar 10, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Mar 17, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Mar 24, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Mar 31, 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Apr 7, 2021, 7:00 PM
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
  • *scheduling subject to change