Learn how attitude, physicality, and objectives can provide a filter for your characters. Work together with your partner to discover and play hilarious dynamics.


After learning the language of improv in Foundations, now you can begin to put together killer scenes. Lay a solid foundation for your scenework by learning to make initiations with purpose, recognize the fun of your characters, and heighten their behaviors.

Class will be held in-person at Source Theater, unless otherwise noted. Participants will be required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon registration.

As of January 30, 2022, all students MUST receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster shot in order to participate in classes.

The health and safety of students and teachers are top priorities at WIT.  Starting March 1, each class will determine whether masks are mandatory or optional in class, through a student and teacher survey.  If everyone in the class agrees, masks will be optional. If even one person requires masks to be mandatory, medical-grade masks (including surgical masks and N-95s) will be required during class. 

Photo by Andrew Bossi

Level 1: Foundations of Improv or completion of an 8-week long form improv class at another theater.
DescriptionLocationPriceFaculty Additional Faculty Registration Link
IN-PERSON Classes - Summer 2022
Thursdays with TBD

7PM - 9:30PM EST (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1
Showcase: TBD

Universalist National Memorial Church
1810 16th St NW

$305 Register
Tuesdays with Matt Mansfield

7PM - 9:30PM EST (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9
Showcase: Friday, August 19 @ Source

Source Theater
1835 14th Street NW


Matt Mansfield

Wednesdays with Anuj Christian

7PM - 9:30PM EST (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Showcase: Saturday, August 20 @ Source

Source Theater
1835 14th Street NW


Anuj Christian

Mondays with Darnell Eaton

7PM - 9:30PM EST (8 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
Showcase date: Monday, August 15 @ Project Create

This class is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and is being offered for FREE to students located in Wards 7 & 8. If you are a resident of Ward 7 or 8 and would like to take this class, please email classes@witdc.org.

Project Create Arts Center
2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE


Darnell Eaton