Paul Hitlin

Paul Hitlin is a DC-area native who performs with the Washington Improv Theater ensemble King Bee and the indie group Sistine Robot.

The improv bug hit him many years earlier as he accidentally became the first director of Yorktown High School’s 28th St. Improv troupe in Arlington – creatively named for the street where the school is located. He founded Hampshire College’s Basic Character Flaws, and later directed the influential, yet often-forgotten DC-based troupes, Willis and Outerloop. Paul was a member of the WIT Harold team Ouroboros, and has written for the Hexagon comedy revue.

When not teaching or performing improv, Paul can be found playing basketball or hiding from the authorities.

Photo by Darian Glover

Current Ensemble
Best Dance Move
Channeling Bob Newhart
Hidden Talent
Sun sneezing

Paul Hitlin performs with the WIT ensemble King Bee and the indie group Sistine Robot.

But the improv bug hit him many years earlier as he accidentally became the first director of Yorktown High School’s 28th St. Improv troupe in Arlington – creatively named for the street where the school is located. He founded Hampshire College’s Basic Character Flaws, and later directed the influential, yet often-forgotten DC-based troupes, Willis and Outlerloop. Paul was a member of the WIT Harold team Ouroboros, and has written for the Hexagon comedy revue.

Photo by Darian Glover

Student feedback

“Paul was very good at giving instructions each week. He was good at telling us what to focus on and making sure we focused on it. There was some element of building on skills throughout the course, which was nice as well. It was also good that he gave us time to practice scenes with others. He let us keep going and going.”

“Created a very friendly and fun and funny and inviting atmosphere that made it easy for all of us to bond quickly.”

Current Ensemble
Personal Hero
Ed Pinckney
Childhood Nickname
Hitman