WIT spotlights ten guests for upcoming People of the District performances
In Washington Improv Theater’s spring performance series starting April 22, we’ll feature ten performances of People of the District—an improv show based on an interview with someone doing amazing things in DC. First, we interview a special guest about their life, their vocation and passions, and what makes DC special to them. Then we’ll improvise a fun and freewheeling montage of scenes inspired by our interview.
People of the District has a rotating cast for each show.
- April 22 at 7:30 PM: Kate Lee
- Kate Lee serves as the Director of the Office of Urban Agriculture for the District of Columbia. She is working to make the District a national model for urban farming by increasing food production in all eight wards of the District and supporting a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food system.
- April 23 at 7 PM: Kirra Jarratt
- Kirra Jarratt is the CEO of the DC Bar Foundation. The DC Bar Foundation is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income.
- April 29 at 7:30 PM: Candice Jones
- Candice Jones joined the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington, DC as its President and CEO in 2017. Public Welfare Foundation seeks to catalyze a transformative approach to justice in the United States that is community-led, restorative, and racially just by supporting the creation and implementation of an alternative vision of justice that is rooted in communities.
- April 30 at 7 PM: Ryan Pierce
- Ryan Pierce is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Impact Farms. Fresh Impact Farms is the result of combining technology and innovation with the need for more flavorful, healthy, chemical-free, and sustainable produce within a hyper-local supply chain. Using hydroponic technology, Fresh Impact Farms grows herbs, greens, and edible flowers cultivated for flavor, freshness, nutrition, and sustainability.
- May 6 at 7:30 PM: Ben Solis
- Ben Solis moved from Peru to DC in April 2021. He is an economist at a multilateral organization and writes working papers on the importance of infrastructure. He is also a hospital clown.
- May 7 at 7 PM: Mackenzie Loy
- Mackenzie Loy is the founder of Homemade in DC, a company whose goal is to build local wealth amongst women and People of Color through food entrepreneurship.
- May 13 at 7:30 PM: Amy Austin
- Theatre Washington President and CEO Amy Austin has combined passions of storytelling, theatre, journalism, event production, and her favorite place, Washington, DC. She is committed to theatre arts and education as an essential part of the human experience in creating shared empathy, understanding, and joy.
- May 14 at 7 PM: Anderson Wells
- Anderson Wells is an actor, singer, and member of the acting faculty at the Studio Acting Conservatory. He is also a drag artist (Vagenesis) who just competed in the National Bearded Empress drag pageant in Orlando.
- May 20 at 7:30 PM: Mya Price
- Mya Price is the founder of More Than Your Average, an online and thrift boutique for women size 12 and up who find it challenging to acquire inspiring pieces in a typical store.
- May 21 at 7 PM: Jade Womack
- Jade Womack is the founder of Clockout DC, a nightlife blog that spun off into a popular Instagram account with more than 24,000 followers.
WIT’s spring shows also include The Cookout (a celebration of Black improv in the DMV), three performances of And, Scene! (a project that fuses scripted content with improv), and shows by WIT’s ensembles and special guests. Line-ups change with every performance.