12:00 PM Unfortunately We Cannot Offer You A Position At This Time

Unfortunately We Cannot Offer You A Position At This Time is a celebration of every time you’ve ever put yourself out there and been told “nah”. Rejection sucks, but you DON’T!

Cast: Matt Alexander, Lori Carpenter, Sophia Colon, Em Fiske, Jonah Gordon, Shawn Logue, Anna Nelson, Ben O’Hara, Christine Olinger, Hannah Piper, Alissa Platz, Lisa Schreihart, Mikki Smith, Allison Wilson, James Zipadelli

12:14 PM Have Fun Laughing

Improvised scenes, while all players are continually laughing, no matter what the scene is! What would that be like?

Cast: Blind cast

12:25 PM Paranormal Improvity

Improvisers communicate with the Spirit of the Source Theater with the power of ‘Yes, And’—plus a ouija board. A perfect way to prepare for the upcoming spooky season!

Cast: Kunal Duggal, Kevin Hackbarth, Matt Langahrichs, Alex Lintz, Malissa Magiera, Mikki Smith, Allison Wilson, Vera Zanker.

12:36 PM Prop Swap

See what happens when you have too many props and not enough space!

Cast: Blind cast

12:47 PM Home Sweet Lima

Two people who have lived in Lima, Peru for many many years are craving to only initiate scenes at very specific locations of Lima, Peru. Will the rest of the improvisers can play along?

Cast: Erick Acuña, Daniel Barrera, Nicole Barret, Rosie Grant, Tim Montgomery, Martin Steger, Kelsey Peters

12:58 PM That’s A (W)rap!

“Just like Hamilton, except completely improvised and not about Hamilton.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Cast: Caroline Howe, Chris Carusiello, Shawn Logue, Andy McIntyre, Goli Samimi, Mikki Smith, Clyde Thompson, Carlic Huyn, Shijit Dasgupta


Find out if you have what it takes to be a lunar voyanut.

Cast: Claire Nelson

1:16 PM Apples to Oranges

It’s game night! We’re breaking out Apples to Apples and making it an improv show.

Cast: Sarah Burstyn, Erika Wind, Lucy Chiu, Peter Jones, Daniel Calingaert, Kris Vanyi, Colin McIntyre

1:27 PM What’s your (Horror)scope?

See what happens when your horoscope goes very wrong!

Cast: Kate Dydak, Anna Nelson, Lisa Schreihart, James Zipadelli

1:38 PM Where Shall We Begin?

All couples have problems. What happens when their therapist might be one of them?

Cast: Robert Falk, Aimee Lee Savage, Samantha Watson

1:47 PM Summer Birthday Revenge

We have summer birthdays and now we get our cake!

Cast: Sophia Colon Roosevelt, Ceci De Robertis, Katie Honerkamp Lazo, Carlic Hyunh, JJ Jackson, Heather Marie Vitale

1:58 PM Captain PhD: Family Reunion

Ever been stuck at Christmas dinner with cousin Beth’s second husband who’s obsessed with woodworking? Join captain phds family reunion show where the audience is part of the family.

Cast: Erick Acuna, Beatrice Leydier, Chris Orvin, Alan Prunier, Renan Snowden

2:09 PM Business Model Innovation

We get a concept or pain point from the audience. We then move into a corporate brainstorming ideation session to solve the problem, then we rush the solution we’ve come up with through product testing, ultimately pitching the solution and business model to the audience. It’s a true look at how products and solutions come to market and why they don’t always work.

Cast: Michael Lawrence, Colin McIntyre, Kevin Petersen

2:18 PM 12 Years of Press Play

12 years of Press Play in minutes! We’ll be doing all of our many formats and genres we’ve performed over the last decade plus

Cast: Erick Acuña, Sabahat Chaudhary, Jon Chesebro, Dana Heiser, JJ Jackson, Eva Lewis , Matt Mansfield, Jason Walther

2:29 PM IS IT CAKE?!

If one of our improvisers is cake, what will become of us?!

Cast: Lauren Cross, Heather Marie Vitale, blind cast

2:40 PM The Freshmakers 1

An improvised Mentos commercial based on realistic problems.

Cast: Elaine Colwell, Dana Malone Heiser, Alex Kazanas, Colin Murchie, Molly Murchie,

2:42 PM The Hypothesis: Science Through Time

Come see what happens when improv collides with scientific history!

Cast: Ceci De Robertis, Tom Di Liberto, Nina Hsu, Jordana Mishory

2:53 PM The Freshmakers 2

An improvised Mentos commercial based on realistic problems.

Cast: Elaine Colwell, Dana Malone Heiser, Alex Kazanas, Colin Murchie, Molly Murchie,

2:55 PM Sábado Picante: Choose Your Own Adventure

Come for the drama, stay for the laughter when you help decide what happens next in Sábado Picante’s improvised telenovela!

Cast: Erick Acuña, Elizabeth Cutler, Ceci De Robertis, Analía Gómez Vidal, Matt Mansfield, Spencer Orenstein, David Steib, Heather Marie Vitale

3:06 PM Two Babushkas

Two Grannies from Eastern Europe react to their strange and confusing new home in DC.

Cast: Alice Lipowicz, Irina Vayndiner

3:11 PM The Freshmakers 3

An improvised Mentos commercial based on realistic problems.

Cast: Elaine Colwell, Dana Malone Heiser, Alex Kazanas, Colin Murchie, Molly Murchie,

3:13 PM The Neuronauts

See how neurodivergent brains think and why neurodivergence and improv go together just like peanut butter and jelly

Cast: Brent Buxton, JJ Jackson, Shawn Logue, Court McGrew, David Richman, Alison Schiebelhut

3:24 PM Plot Twist

The plot thickens when fictional characters meet real improv

Cast: Sarah Cottrill, Daniel Barrera, Carly Kraybill, Erick Acuna-Pereda

3:35 PM Why Didn’t You See This Coming?



3:40 PM Who Did It? A Murder Mystery

Enjoy how improvisers solve (in a hilarious way) a murder mystery right in front of you

Cast: Erick Acuña, Samiyyah Ali, Shijit Dasgupta, Morgan Flitt, Sarah Harris, Devin Hiett, Alex Apostolos Kazanas, Court McGrew, Jessica Norman, Katie Ozog, Krystal Ramseur, David Richman, Sophia Colon Roosevelt

3:51 PM The Bald and the Beautiful

The drama will be present and the hair very much not! Come watch a cast of exclusively bald/bald-adjacent improvisors perform the soapiest of soaps before your very eyes!

Cast: Jonah Gordon, John Heiser, Josh Malina, Jason Re, Mikki Smith, Eddison Wilkinson

4:00 PM Duover

Do you ever just wish you could get a do-over? And over? And over? And over? And over?

Cast: Cerra Cardwell, Jane White

4:07 PM Audience Pep Talk

Everyone needs a pep talk sometimes. We’re here for you, audience members!

Cast: Erick Acuña, Stacey Axler, Geoff Corey, Darnell Eaton, Patrick Fleury, Molly Graham, Rosie Grant, Jenna Hall, Dana Malone Heiser, John Heiser, Eva Lewis, Jordana Mishory, Kelsey Peters, Krystal Ramseur, Macey Schiff

4:18 PM Remember That Show…

See what happens when improvisers try to recreate your favorite palooza shows from the past based on your memories.

Cast: Blind Cast

4:29 PM A Big Cast for The Broken Bones

Have you ever had a broken bone? If so then join us on stage and perform with The Broken Bones. The more the merrier!

Cast: Erick Acuña, Neil Baron, Kristina Martinez, Kelsey Peters

4:40 PM What Are We Really Talking About

You know what we’re talking about. But do the players?

Cast: Stacey Axler, Joey Breems, Geoff Corey, Katie Munn, Katie Ozog, Hannah Piper, Krystal Ramseur, Clyde Thompson, Bethany Stokes

4:51 PM David Lynch Prov

See what happens when David Lynch meets improv comedy

Cast: Ryan McClure, Liz Sanders, Sabrina Shahmir

5:01 PM RAD Company: DC’s #1 Cover Band

RAD Company is DC’s #1 cover band!

Cast: Erick Acuna, Nicole Barrett, Richie Khan, Spencer Orenstein

5:13 PM The Loo

Cor blimey, you’re in the loo? Right, oh! I’m in the loo. I’ll pop a bit uh Brit Box on the telly if that’s alright. Pret-ty thrilling, it is, it is.

Cast: Jeff Bollen, Geoff Corey, Jenna Hall, John Heiser, Dana Malone Heiser, Jordana Mishory, Aaron Mosby, Clare Mulligan

5:24 PM Jos. A. Bank-sees the Light: An Improv Hootenanny

The prodigal son returns to the fold. He’s seen the light and it is time for a Hootenany!

Cast: Alex Beard, Jordana Mishory, Liz Sanders

5:31 PM Everybody Get In Here! – A WIT Love Fest!

A big group love fest about Washington Improv Theater!

Cast: Lisa Schreihart, plus blind cast

5:36 PM El Duo Presents: Cuarteto

See what happens when El Duo speaks in Spanish English, gibberish, or body language!

Cast: Erick Acuna, Ceci De Robertis

5:45 PM PanDemiSEXUAL Presents: ReMake

See what happens when a cast of LGBTQ+ improvisers take any movie and transform it into a queer rom com.

Cast: Samiyyah Ali, Geoff Corey, Diego Hernandez, Rae Lang, Ryan McClure, Clare Mulligan, Krystal Ramseur, Samantha Watson

5:56 PM 2 Person TV

First there was radio, then TV, then color TV, then HDTV, then more TV, then streaming TV. Well, now there’s the latest advent in TV: 2-Person TV! A TV with all of the channels performed by the same two people – come flip through the catalog!

Cast: Sammy Garcia, Jonah Gordon

6:05 PM Dream

This blind cast show takes what audience members dream of and weaves them together into one collective surreal fever dream, with percussion accompaniment.

Cast: Blind cast

6:16 PM Awkward Family Dinner

A family dinner you hope you’re never invited to

Cast: Morgan Flitt, Justine Hipsky, Bethany Stokes, Sam Waxenbaum,

6:27 PM NBA Ballers 2: A New Legacy

Sequel to the silly and light-hearted basketball-themed palooza show from your favorite, NBA-jersey-and-short-shorts-wearing improvisers. But this time, we’re saving the world. And this time, it’s personal.

Cast: Neil Baron, Eric Bock, Richie Khanh, Kristina Martinez, Spencer Orenstein, Alan Prunier, Martin Steger

6:36 PM … And now the rest of the Harold!

A show playing with the mother of all improv formats, the Harold. You’ve already seen the first beat… you just didn’t know it.

Cast: Ceci De Robertis, Abby Fu, Jenna Hall, Nina Hsu, Eva Lewis, Jordana Mishory, Bill Nelson, Eli Okun, Katie Ozog, Kelsey Peters, Aubrey Peterson, Matt Strote

6:47 PM La vie en French in America

See what happens when English and French collide in one place.

Cast: Beatrice Leydier, Caroline Howe, Ryan McClure, Robin Doody, Lauren Gabel, Olivia D’Aoust and guests

6:58 PM Ze Bestie Textie’s Besties’ Texties

Ze Bestie Textie are experts at using texts from your best friend to inspire their show. What happens when the texts come from THEIR best friends? And not just as inspiration, but as their only dialogue.

Cast: Geoff Corey, Darnell Eaton, Eva Lewis, Kristina Martinez

7:09 PM TFA – Tags for Ages

A show fast, frantic and full of laughs

Cast: David Lapkoff, Alex Kazanas, Jenna Hall, Renan Snowden, Jamal Newman, Thomas Harris

7:20 PM Uncle Aunt Cousin Grandmother Gorgeous

Have you ever wanted to do improv with yourself? How about with Uncle Aunt Cousin Grandmother Gorgeous?

Cast: Joey Breems, Tara Demmy, Tom Di Liberto, Kristina Martinez, Jordana Mishory, Kelsey Peters, and surprise guests!