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Magnet Theater

Sketch Writing Level Two

Sketch Writing Level Two

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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 - Aug 19, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Aug 26, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Sep 2, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Sep 9, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #5 - Sep 16, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #6 - Sep 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #7 - Sep 30, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #8 - Oct 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Oct 17, 2014, 9:00 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change