Lisa Kays isn’t just a longtime WIT teacher and performer on the indie team Neighbors, she’s also a licensed social worker who is passionate about improv’s mental health benefits. Lisa is in the middle of her first Improv for Mental Health Professionals class, which helps practitioners apply the lessons of …

Running out of options to entertain your kids? Have they already watched Frozen a dozen times since the storm began? Here are three improv games that can help keep them occupied while stimulating their creativity. They’re best suited for kids six and up (but, hey, give ’em a shot with the little ones …

After the most recent audition cycle, Washington Improv Theater will welcome sixteen new players to its Harold teams. Current teams Discoteca! and Blot will have their last shows on Dec. 29 and Jan. 5 respectively. Players from both of those teams will be included in two new teams that will …

Eva got her start as an improviser at Second City in Chicago. Now she performs with the ensemble King Bee and teaches with WIT in between helping the residents of Ward 2 as a liaison to the mayor’s office. “I use improv all the time,” she says.

Nina is Harold team player and Front of House manager at WIT. She’s also a cognitive neuroscientist. We recently caught up with her to about the applications of improv for scientific research, how improv has helped manage her “Type A” tendencies, and more.   You joke …