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Magnet Theater

Sketch Writing Level Two

Sketch Writing Level Two

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Begins:
Oct 8, 2014
Ends:
Dec 3, 2014
Class Size:
12
Instructor:
Armando Diaz
Price:
$375
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable after completion of registration.

Description

This class is an advanced sketch writing workshop that will give you the experience of working as a writer on a professional comedy show. Students will learn how to better craft sketches, expand their writing portfolio, collaborate with a team of writers, and produce their own sketches for performance. The class will conclude with two graduation performances, in which students will be responsible for casting, rehearsing, directing, and producing their work for the stage. Prerequisite: Sketch Writing Level One and instructor approval. 8 weeks and 2 graduation performances.

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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.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Oct 8, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Oct 15, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Oct 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Oct 29, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #5 - Nov 5, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #6 - Nov 12, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #7 - Nov 19, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #8 - Dec 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Dec 13, 2014, 5:30 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change