Madeline + Poetic Resistance

Interplay is unlike any improv show you've seen before! WIT's own improvisers create exciting mash-up performances with special guests from the worlds of music, puppetry, poetry, dance, and more!


Friday May 4, 2018
7:30 PM
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW

In addition to performances by our company ensembles and special guests, Interplay features a new artistic collaboration every week.

Poetic Resistance

Improv ignited by poetry. Poetry ignited by improv. Poetic Resistance creates an unscripted performance based on a reading of a poet’s original work. To conclude the show, a poet will share an original composition written over the course of the show.

This performance features Michael Oliver. Oliver is a poet-performer-playwright-director-filmmaker-educator-writer, who
has worked for over 30 years to bring new, thought-provoking works of literature and performance to Washington, DC. In 1984, Oliver co-founded The Sanctuary Theatre and served as its Artistic Director. In 2010, he founded The Performing Knowledge Project: Finding Narrative in Knowledge, Giving Voice to Words. Oliver created and performed Embodying Poe in 2011, Song of Myself: The WHITMAN
Project in 2014, and most recently, HOWL in the Time of Trump, in 2017. His scripts include The Greatest Generation, Images from a Darkened Classroom, The
Warden’s Boy, and Epiphanies by Midnight.

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.
  • DCAC Members: Please call DCAC for the member code at (202) 462-7833.

Accessibility information

  • 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 specific accessibility questions, please email us at
Meet Madeline

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