Alex BeardWashington Improv Theater
Alex’s roots in acting stem back to elementary school, where he played iconic roles such as the Easter Bunny and the moon.
He is currently an ensemble member of WIT’s The Hypothesis, and has been performing and teaching improvisational theatre for over 15 years. Alex coaches high school improvisational theatre ensembles in Northern Virginia and teaches applied improvisation workshops for businesses, NPOs, and government organizations with his company Beard Management. In 2017 Alex was awarded the Virginia Recreation & Park Society’s Best New Special Event for Populations Greater than 100,000 for the creation of LoCo ImprovFest – a youth arts festival in Loudoun County designed to combat the rise in teen suicide through strengthening economic supports, promoting connectedness, and creating protective envrionments for creative expression and personal growth.
Alex Beard is the Spirit Airlines of improv instructors.
Alex has appeared in the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage New Play Festival, iOs New Team Smell, WIT’s Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament, the San Diego Improv Festival, Philly Improv Festival, District Improv Festival, and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s Del Close Marathon.
“I appreciated Alex’s teaching style, and his dedication to the study of imrov”
“Alex was great and I loved his energy from day one. He pushed me outside my improv comfort zone and made me address my weaknesses and crutches. I really appreciated that”
“Fantastic. Provided excellent feedback”