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


Thursday September 28, 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

Ivanka! The Musical
In song, Ivanka Trump answers all of your questions about her 2020 presidential campaign during this special stop on her book tour.
Cast: David Steib, Paul Rosenberg

A white southern woman and a Chinese man perform for you.
Cast: Paul Chen, Bizzy Fain. Coach: Jamal Newman

The Bechdelprov Project
Imagine a world with no men. These ladies show how well it works on stage.
Cast: Sarah Bucher, Sarah Flocken, Elizabeth Fulton, Iulia Gheorghiu, Annie Gomez-Vidal, J.J. Jackson, Amanda Nadeau, Ginnie Seger, Heather Marie Vitale, Lauren Woody

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

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