Katie Rush

Katie Rush has been a happy member of DC’s improv community since taking her first WIT class in 2011.

A graduate of WIT’s training program, Katie has also studied at iO Chicago, Studio Theatre, and Theatre Lab. She is a member of WIT ensemble King Bee and the indie troupe Sweater Kittens. Previously, she performed in WIT’s show Improv Actually and with indie troupes Neighbors, Prettier than You, and Escaped from Alcatraz.

The most notable inscription in her 7th grade yearbook was “Stay tall.” She has.

Photo by Darian Glover

Current Ensembles
Favorite Word
Squiggle
Hidden Talent
I can make my stomach sound like a waterbed

Katie’s favorite thing to do as a kid was to play pretend. Not too much has changed since then.

Now as a teacher at Washington Improv Theater, she enjoys helping others connect with their creative sides to develop memorable characters and stories of their own. In scene work, she prioritizes strong relationships and honest emotional reactions. She aims to make the classroom a supportive place for taking risks, to help students get out of their heads and up on stage.

A graduate of WIT’s training program, Katie has also studied at iO Chicago, Studio Theatre, and Theatre Lab. She is a member of WIT ensemble King Bee and the indie troupe Sweater Kittens. Previously, she performed in WIT’s show Improv Actually and with indie troupes Neighbors, Prettier than You, and Escaped from Alcatraz.

Student feedback

“I really liked Katie’s feedback during scenes. It was really useful to both as a scene participant and as an audience member to see, in real time, how a slight tweak applying something we’d learned could really make a difference.”

“Katie made every class fun, exciting, and something to look forward to!”

 

Current Ensembles
Childhood nickname
Katron (pron. Kay-tron), or just Tron for short
Best Dance Move
the running man