An improv happening featuring players from throughout the land!


Thursday January 19, 2017
7:30 PM
$12 in advance; $15 at the door

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW

Something unscripted and unpredictable is happening Inauguration Weekend in DC (Jan. 19-22). Grief? Outrage? Consciousness-raising? An unalterable shift in the space-time continuum? Probably all of the above … and much more. Human improvisers of every ilk bring all their messy thoughts and feelings to the stage for this momentous weekend of creative expression and connection at this pivotal and urgent time in our history.

These shows are presented at DC Arts Center in the heart of Adams Morgan.

For group discounts (eight or more), please contact Dan Miller at

Featured Acts

Never Going Home Again
Exploring what it’s like to live and work in DC, and how different you may feel from your family and friends back home. The recent Presidential Election may have put this divide into stark view – or has it? Cast: Mike Bock, Mary Coy, Tom Di Liberto, Diego Hernandez, Pia Nargundkar, Amanda Nogic, Krystal Ramseur, Alanah Rosenbloom, Christina Sanders, Raymond Simeon, Erin Troland, Heather Marie Vitale. Director: Amanda Nogic

Poetic Resistance
The cast of Poetic License presents improv ignited by poetry and poetry ignited by improv.  A poet will read an original poem with a resistance/activist theme and the cast performs improv inspired by the poetry. (We may have 2 depending on time.) Stacy Hayashi will perform an original poem inspired by the poetry and improv of the evening.Cast: Erick Acuña, Sabahat Chaudhary, Ceci De Robertis, Christina Floriza, Stacy Hayashi, Derek Hayes, JJ Jackson, Richie Khanh, Eva Lewis, Ginnie Seger, Jason Walther

Passive Aggressive Brunch
Taking an audience member’s real life challenge of trying to understand that guy who is just the worst.  Cast: Aamra Ahmed, Emily Horgan, Lauren LaVare, Ela Macander, Jason Re, Diane Ribera. Coach: Ryan Brookshire. Director: Lauren LaVare.

Press Play Breaks the News
Give us your fake news and we’ll turn it into some real improv. This election was so much about the news and fake news, and this show will play with that concept in a cathartic way.  Cast: Erick Acuña, Sabahat Chaudhary, Jon Chesebro, J.J. Jackson, Eva Lewis, Dana Malone, Matt Mansfield, Josh Seiden, Jason Walther.

Mash-Up: Citizens United A motley crew of improvisers from all walks of life plays in response to the times we’re traversing.

General information:

  • Line-ups vary nightly. Please verify the performing acts on your individual curtain times.
  • For all shows, unclaimed tickets may be resold at curtain time. Late arrivals will be seated at WIT’s discretion.
  • Washington Improv Theater strives to ensure its shows are accessible to all audiences at our home stage at Source. However, our guest venue DC Arts Center is not accessible to wheelchair users and may be challenging to patrons with limited mobility. If you have accessibility questions, please email us at
  • DCAC Members: Please call DCAC for the member code at (202) 462-7833.