Encounter the mother of all longform improvisation styles: The Harold. Through this form's classic structure, you'll apply your scenework knowledge with increasing artistry and complexity.


Interested in teaching for WIT? Apply to be a part of the Teaching Assistant program. Read more about it and submit an application here.

The role of the TA entails: training with a Supervising Teacher for ideally three sessions of classes; attending at least six of the eight classes per session; observing the Supervising Teacher for classroom management techniques, exercise explanations and feedback, etc.

For those entering our TA program, we are seeking a long-term commitment. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, by being a part of the TA program, you are committing to at least two years of teaching for WIT upon finishing the TA program.

Women and people of color are given preference to join the TA program.

Work every muscle of your improv body through an exploration of the ultimate longform format. Find games to carry through to second and third beats. Learn how to make an exciting group scene. Hone your characters for a show where you’ll take on multiple roles over the course of the performance. Pass the final hurdle on your way to improv domination.

Class are in-person unless otherwise noted.

As of November 16, 2023, WIT will no longer require proof of vaccination plus booster shot to be uploaded at time of registration in order to participate in classes. WIT will require students to acknowledge that they have been fully vaccinated (a completed initial series plus booster shot) at time of registration, but proof will no longer be verified by WIT staff.

WIT strongly encourages students and teachers to be up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccinations in an aim to keep all members of our community safe and healthy.

Read more about our COVID policies.

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Level 4: Ensemble or permission from the Education Manager.
DescriptionLocationPriceFaculty Additional Faculty Registration Link
Tuesdays with Jamal Newman

7:15PM to 9:45PM EST (8 classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4
NO Class 4/23
Showcase: Saturday, June 15: 3PM Block @ Studio Theatre

*This is a MASKS OPTIONAL class.

Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Road, NW Suite 101


Jamal Newman

Wednesdays with Jamal Newman

7PM to 9:30PM EST (8 classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Showcase: Sunday, June 2: 3PM Block @ Sitar Arts Center

*This is a MASKS OPTIONAL class.

Universalist National Memorial Church
1810 16th Street NW


Jamal Newman