Dan Miller

Dan Miller had three consecutive night terrors before performing in his first improv student showcase in 2010. Look at him now.

In addition to performing with the WIT ensemble King Bee, Dan is also a member of the independent team Sistine Robot and Die! Die! Die!, WIT’s improvised slasher movie. He also directs Improv Actually, WIT’s romantic comedy based on the movie Love Actually.

Along with Jonathan Murphy and Lura Barber, Dan is a member of Beverly Crusher—the winning team of the tenth annual Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament.

Previously, Dan performed with the WIT Harold teams Spirit Bear, Scorched Earth, and Telenovela. He’s also a former member of Vicinity (which performed the close quarters format). He was a cast member of the 2012 production of POTUS Among Us.

On stage, Dan can frequently be found playing strange children, drunk old ladies, ghosts, and serial killers. Off stage, he can be found laughing about something to himself or suggesting we go get Mexican.

Ask him about his basset hound.

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Secret to guacamole
Proper salting
Drink of choice
Manhattan. But anything, really.

Dan Miller had never stepped foot on a stage before his first Washington Improv Theater student showcase. But the scariest thing he's ever done has become his passion.

Dan loves teaching improv because he loves helping students make discoveries and breakthroughs in their craft. Even better, these revelations can help students apply the lessons of improv to their off-stage lives. He’s told countless strangers that everyone should take at least one improv class to better their lives.

Dan has taught every level of WIT’s curriculum. He is a current member of the WIT ensemble King Bee and winner of the tenth annual Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament with Beverly Crusher. Prior to that, he performed with the WIT Harold teams Spirit Bear, Scorched Earth, and Telenovela. He’s a founding member of indie team Sistine Robot and has performed in the WIT productions Die! Die! Die! and POTUS Among Us.

He directs WIT’s improvised romantic comedy Improv Actually and has coached teams Cake Bagel and Neighbors.

Student feedback

“I liked Dan’s exercises, feedback, and enthusiasm . . . Dan is an improv badass.”

“I participated in FIST as a total beginner because I felt confident enough with the tools Dan provided during this course.”

“Amazing! Dan facilitated a fun and supportive environment but still advanced our skills with tactful corrections!”

Photo by Darian Glover

Personal Hero
David Rakoff
Favorite Food
All the tacos

Dan brings 10 years of nonprofit communications experience to the Washington Improv Theater.

Prior to joining WIT, Dan worked on education equity issues for The Education Trust. He spearheaded the I AM NOT A LOAN online campaign to combat the nation’s student debt crisis. He has also done communications work for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and the National Association of Counties. Dan’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Express, The Washington Blade, and other publications.

In addition to serving on the WIT staff, Dan is current member of WIT ensemble King Bee and a founding member of the independent troupe Sistine Robot. Dan also performed in the WIT productions Die! Die! Die! and POTUS Among Us. He is a member of WIT’s faculty as well as a WIT@Work organizational training facilitator.

Ask him about his basset hound.

Photo by Darian Glover

Childhood Imaginary Friend
Koko. He lived on a cloud
Best Words With Friends Play
Quivers, for like a million points

Dan Miller truly believes that improv can help make you a better boss, a better team member, and a better person.

Dan loves teaching improv because he loves helping students make discoveries and breakthroughs in their craft. Even better, these revelations can help students apply the lessons of improv to their off-stage lives. He has led workshops for Goodwill International, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the University of Maryland MBA program, and other organizations.

Dan is WIT’s external relations director. He is also a member of the WIT ensemble King Bee and a founding member of the independent troupe Sistine Robot. He is a member of the WIT faculty.

Photo by Darian Glover

Secret Weapon
"Crazy eyes"
Favorite Office Supply
Staple remover, because it looks like a vampire