Dynamic Duos with Armando Diaz
This class is all about two-person improv. Whether you have been performing with a partner for a while or are interested in forming an improv duo with a
This class is all about two-person improv. Whether you have been performing with a partner for a while or are interested in forming an improv duo with a friend, you will learn everything you need to know to become a Dynamic Duo.
Learn how to make stronger and bolder choices, create intimacy with your partner, develop structure, and get help finding your Duo’s own individual form or style. Armando will guide each Duo in crafting their own style of play, whether you are inspired by the patient and precise improv of “T.J. and Dave” or you prefer the rapid fire chaos of “Hot Sauce”.
It is about creating a show that fits each Duo’s strengths and sensibilities. Duo’s are highly encouraged to come in with their concepts and esthetic preferences to the class. If there is a style or device you’d like to try we will put it through its paces and knock a show into a great show.
(Saturday) 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Nursery Training Centre
6th floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street
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 Improv Olympic 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.