In a serious town that is often tightly scripted, WIT plays a valuable role: engaging audiences with unscripted performances and igniting the spirit of play through intensive training programs. It has given birth to an improv scene across the city: offering free weekly performances on 14th Street (always popular) and filling its classrooms with adults hungry for the creative boost and social outlet improv provides. The faculty brings passion and skill to teaching the craft, and 1,500 students a year learn active listening, brainstorming, collaboration, and self-awareness – and unleash their inborn creativity. WIT also offers classes and workshops in every ward of the city, in DCPS, and at the Kingman Boys and Girls Club, and it participates in the mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. WIT makes improv a creative outlet that’s available to all. You can play along.

Awards & Recognition

Best Small Theater 2010 - Washington Post Express Night Out Reader Poll


    Budget (FY2013)

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    • $1 million to $3 million
    • $500k to $1 million
    • The current budget for Washington Improv Theater is: Less than $500k

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