Level One: The Principles of Improv

Level One: The Principles of Improv with Armando Diaz

Sign UpClass Days: Mondays 7pm - 10pm (ET)
Begins: Nov 2, 2020
Ends: Dec 21, 2020
(Originally: $399)
Price: $349

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: 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*

  • Nov 2, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 9, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 16, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 23, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 7, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 14, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 21, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.