Rise Up for Whaaa??? + White Privilege, Black Power + Commonwealth: That American Life

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


Saturday September 23, 2017
7:30 PM
$8 for DCAC members; $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

Rise Up for Whaaa???
There have already been too many reasons to protest in 2017, but we’re here to STAND UP FOR WHAAA you LOVE and protest what BOTHERS you.
Cast: Robin Doody, Elizabeth Fulton, Ren John, Raymond Simeon

White Privilege, Black Power
An African-American improviser and a white improviser ask each other candid questions about race and create scenes off the dialogue.
Cast: Eva Lewis, Greg Tindale

Commonwealth: That American Life
We get a suggestion from the audience of a story they recently read. Interview them about why it drew their attention. We improvise a podcast writers room on how to fully develop the stories from that suggestion and then improvise a spoof “This American Life” podcast.
Cast: Jules Duffy, Dennis Johnson, Ryan Krull, Jamie Lantinen, Jaci Pulice, Kate Symes, Stewart Walsh. Director: Mark Chalfant

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.
  • Please communicate any accessibility issues to wit@witdc.org.
  • For group discounts (eight or more), please contact Dan Miller at dan@witdc.org.
Meet Commonwealth

Commonwealth was formed for the greater, common good of improvised comedy. Read More