Rancy Neagan + Runaway Train + 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
9:30 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

Rancy Neagan: Unabashedly Nasty
An all-female troupe of unabashedly nasty ladies, Rancy Neagan takes on improv the way she takes on the patriarchy: she punches up, she believes vulnerability is a strength, and she doesn’t apologize for being exactly who she is.
Cast: Sarah Bucher, Maria Gahan, Justine Hipsky, Kelsey Peters, Sam Schifrin, Heather Marie Vitale. Coach: Ceci De Robertis

Runaway Train: Other Timelines
Runaway Train looks at the distinct importance we have on one another by exploring the effects of our presence or absence.
Cast: Michael Alvino, Nina Hsu, Lauren LaVare, Nic Small, Lauren Woody

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