Smashed Broccoli + Tangina + The Hypothesis + Student-Teacher Conference
Indie Spotlight: March/April 2023 - April 15, 2023
Check out an eclectic mix of DC indie teams with a headlining performance featuring WIT faculty and WIT students.
Smashed Broccoli likes to have fun exploring the absurdity of our world, with an emphasis on our families of origin and the families that we create with our friends, our co-workers, or the row of people we just met at the Nats game. A lot can happen in their monoscene shows that are set in just one location. Cast: John Martin, Chris Olinger, Stacey Pelika, Lisa Schreihart, and Erika Wind.
In these uncertain times, Tangina seeks guidance from the beyond. Join our group of misfits as we navigate the spirit world. With some ghostly knowledge, we’ll perform a montage that follows the fun and explores the ridiculous. Cast: Bill Nelson, Ryan Pierannunzi, Bethany Stokes, Chris Ulrich
The Hypothesis combines science and improv to both inform and delight audiences. The Hypothesis format consists of the audience asking the performers a question (ex: How does memory work? Why is the sky blue? What happens in a black hole? Can you terraform Mars?), and players with the knowledge then attempt to answer it. The team consists of scientists and science enthusiasts with diverse science backgrounds — ranging from neuroscience to ecology, from climatology to psychology, and everything in between. Their three- to four-minute science answer both informs the audience and provides a basis for the following premise-based montage, which heightens and builds on itself as it goes.
Masks are required for all patrons in performance spaces. WIT encourages the use of medical-grade masks (like surgical masks).
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Photo by Jeff Salmore