“Got Your Back”: Support Workshop With Armando Diaz


When should you do a walk on? Does this scene need an environment? Could the game be heightened or clarified? Should I leave the scene alone? When you’re on the back you’re also in the scene. In this workshop you will learn the most effective techniques for supporting other player’s scenes. In essence you will learn how to be a great support player.

Armando Diaz from Conan O'Brien & Magnet Theater - Shows & WorkshopsArmando 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.

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