Level Two Express: Intro to Long Form

Level Two Express: Intro to Long Form with Armando Diaz

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Class Description

Now apply what you've learned in Level One to create long form pieces. This class is heavy on exercises in the fundamental structural components of long form: scene work, group games, opening games, second beats, transitions, and callbacks. Students emerge from Level Two with the tools necessary to stage longer pieces with recurring themes and rich characters.

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 17, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Nov 24, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 1, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 8, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 15, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)
  • Dec 22, 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.