Part rallying cry, part group hug, Rise Up! is an artistic response to the life and times we live in.


Thursday September 14, 2017
7:30 PM
$12 in advance; $15 at the door

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW

Rise Up! explores all the ways the personal really is political, and vice versa.

The Line-up

Laffrican Americans
With more swagger than Mick Jagger and more braun than the Teflon Don, the Laffrican Americans have those other wack improv troupes on the run. Weaving together shades of hip-hop, current events, World Star videos, and Kanye rants, Laffrican Americans create an incredible tapestry of wild scenes while still remaining honest.
Cast: Hank MacDonald Jr, Yasi Nejat, Allan Sidley, David Thornhill Jr. Coach: Richie Khan

A Look Back At Donald Trump, Greatest President of All Time: A Mockumentary
Years in the future, a documentary will be made about the greatest president of all time, Donald J. Trump. This is that documentary.
Director: Saleh Karaman

Bottom Shelf Goes There
Bottom Shelf takes you into the lives of a few close friends. See how even the most ordinary of situations are CHARGED with political undercurrents. (Whether they want them to be or not.)
Cast: Nick Martinez, Jon Jon Raizon, Matt Strote, Jane White

Trustfall: Trust Us, We’ll Get Through This
Trustfall attempts to fight through deeply held, soul crushing, friendship ruining partisan divides on incredibly *unimportant* issues described by the audience. Will the members of Trustfall manage to reconcile in time???
Cast: Torey Doverspike, Rosie Grant, Stephanie Kozikowski, Tyler Laminack, Tony Lazzeroni, Kaelan Sullivan. Director: Macey Schiff

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.