Cody Dearing

The Armando w/Cody Dearing

Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Cody Dearing

October 18, 2018 - November 8, 2018

PREREQUISITE: To register for this class you must have completed level 2 of our improv training program, or be a graduate of another improv theater.

The Armando is a popular improv form where true stories are deconstructed and used to inspire improvised scenes.

Many theaters have a flagship Armando show (Fuck This Week, ASSSSSCAT) because it is a great way for audiences to see improvisers pulling ideas from a source and creating scenes on the fly.

This 4 week workshop introduces improvisers to the Armando, and uses the form to workshop specific improv skills including:

  • How to deconstruct something to pull scene ideas from it.
  • How to initiate a scene, and how to respond in a way that helps keep scenes focused and “clean”.
  • How to work together as a group to heighten scenes toward a mutual goal.
  • The importance of making things specifically worse”.

And a number of other necessary skills (straight/absurd, callbacks, etc.) that aid in the performance of a successful Armando.

Whether you’re brand new to the form, or you’re a salty old pro who needs a kick in your soggy bottom, join us for our intensive study of the Armando.

This class meets weekly for 4 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm starting Thursday, October 18th.

Class will be held at Fallout Theater, located at 616 Lavaca St in downtown Austin.

Tuition is $125, and is due by the first day of class (Oct. 18th).

This class culminates in a student recital show for friends and family.

Payment plans are available on a case-by-case system. If you would like to inquire about a payment plan please email

This class is limited to 12 students, so reserve your spot now!

This elective counts as 1 credit hour towards the 4 hours needed to graduate.

About Cody Dearing

Cody is an improv instructor who was elected “Teacher of the Year” for 3 consecutive years by his peers at ColdTowne Theater. He has studied with instructors from Improv Olympic (Chicago), the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (LA/NY), Second City (Chicago), The Annoyance (Chicago), Coldtowne Theater (Austin), and others. Cody also acts as producer, host, and audio engineer of numerous podcasts including Was This Always Weird, Cut The Music, & Got Your Back.