Catfishing with Madeline + Beat the Bot

Washington Improv Theater presents a series of performances including shows that blend improv with artificial intelligence!


Saturday April 20, 2024
7:00 PM
General admission: $15 in advance (plus $2 service fee); for those who experience cost as a barrier, a limited number of affordable pricing tickets are available using the code AFFORDABLE


Catfishing with Madeline
Madeline begins her performances with an interactive moment with you, the audience, and ascends to a higher place of laughter as they unpack your technical dreams, cyber despairs, and future daydreams. Their performance style promises all the satisfaction of remembering your social security number, the manic state of forgetting your mothers maiden name and the worthiness of an inbox at 0.
Cast: Stacey Axler, Robin Doody, Lauren Emily, Precious Jenkins, Adam Levine, Nick Martinez, Ryan McClure, Liz Sanders, Macey Schiff Matt Strote, Eddison Wilkinson

Beat the Bot
With a cast of DC’s sharpest improvisers, Beat the Bot serves as a Turing Test for comedy, exploring the boundaries between idea generation and creative inspiration. What does it say about our collective taste that media is formulaic enough to be generated by a robot? Can we control the destiny of art and media in the age of AI? Do we have what it takes to Beat the Bot?                   Cast: Abigail Fu, Cale Harper, Carly Kraybill, Catherine Mullins, Chris Orvin, Devin Hiett, Eddison Wilkinson, Erick Acuña, Eva Lewis, Jonah Gordon, Katie Munn, Kristina Martinez, Lauren Gabel, Macey Schiff, Nora Dell, Stephanie Wester, Timothy Montgomery

Created and directed by Cale Harper and Nora Dell.

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Accessibility information

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Meet Madeline

Madeline gives nervy, flirty, and worthy onstage and off. Read More