ACI + Press Play + The Hypothesis + Student-Teacher Conference
Indie Spotlight: March/April 2023 - March 18, 2023
Check out an eclectic mix of DC indie teams with a headlining performance featuring WIT faculty and WIT students.
ACI: The best high school improvisers in Howard County High Schools will blow your mind as they take a suggestion from the audience and weave a long form show with mature sensibilities.
Like a bundle of kittens, Press Play takes your yarn of suggestion and weaves into a playful sweater of laughs you’ll wanna leave the theater with even if it has 3 arm holes. Cast: Erick Acuña, Sabahat Chaudhary, Jon Chesebro, Dana Heiser, Eva Lewis, Matt Mansfield, and Jason Walther
The Hypothesis combines science and improv to both inform and delight audiences. The Hypothesis format consists of the audience asking the performers a question (ex: How does memory work? Why is the sky blue? What happens in a black hole? Can you terraform Mars?), and players with the knowledge then attempt to answer it. The team consists of scientists and science enthusiasts with diverse science backgrounds — ranging from neuroscience to ecology, from climatology to psychology, and everything in between. Their three- to four-minute science answer both informs the audience and provides a basis for the following premise-based montage, which heightens and builds on itself as it goes.
Masks are required for all patrons in performance spaces. WIT encourages the use of medical-grade masks (like surgical masks).
To learn more about Studio Theatre’s accessibility, including wheelchair seating and assisted listening devices visit their accessibility page. If you have accessibility questions, please contact Studio’s box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.332.3300.
Photo by Jeff Salmore