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2021
DISTRICT
IMPROV FESTIVAL

SEPT. 19

2:30-9:00 PM

THE REACH AT

KENNEDY CENTER

FEATURING HEADLINER ASIAN AF

FESTIVAL LINE-UP

BLOCK A (2:30-4:00 PM)

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NOX!

Nox! holds a funhouse mirror up to today’s society by creating a world that accelerates into a crescendo of the weird, the dark, and the unknown.

 

CAST: Sean Paul Ellis, Jenna Hall, John Heiser, Nina Hsu, Chris Ulrich, Matt Winterhalter
 

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HELLCAT

We’ll make you laugh and we’ll make you feel. We’ll weave together characters you identify with and root for, as well as kooky weirdos you hope you’ll never, ever have to meet in real life. One thing is for sure, don’t mess with the Hellcat.

CAST: Jenna Hall, Justine Hipsky, Clare Mulligan, Krystal Ramseur, Simone Webster

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iMUSICAL 

iMusical joins the unpredictable playfulness of comedic improvisation with the emotional power of musical theater. A cast of singer-improvisers instantly creates a compelling new show with each performance, all inspired by a single audience suggestion.

CAST: Cassie Barnum, Matt Berman, Ryan Brookshire, Mark Chalfant, Elaine Colwell, Darnell Eaton, Patrick Fleury, Molly Graham, Beth Lyons, Mike O'Connor, Travis Ploeger

BLOCK B (5:00-6:30 PM)

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BEAUTIFUL
DREAMERS

Musical improv duo Beautiful Dreamers created the one-of-a-kind show, True Crime the Musical, where they get an audience suggestion of the victim, the murder weapon, and the location — from there, they completely improvise a musical right before your eyes to get to the bottom of this never-before-seen and never-to-be-seen-again murder case.

CAST: Maggie Lalley, Jillian Vitko
 

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GOODISON

A completely brand-new, never-before-seen movie improvised entirely by just two people.

CAST: Neil Baron, Kristina Martinez

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PROMISES

Promises began as a UCB Theatre Lloyd Team in New York, eventually moving to Harold Night, winning Cage Match a bunch, and standing in a big hug circle.

CAST: Jake Cornell, Elijah Crocker, Amir Khan, Allison Kilkenny, Daniel Lempert, Casey McCormick, Jessica Morgan, Corin Wells, Brandon Zelman

BLOCK C (7:30-9:00 PM)

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WICKED CITY

Comprised of every natural hair color, Wicked City is a UCB trained, all-female independent improv team from New York City who -when things get weird- PLAY and just have a ball! Come join the fun with them!

CAST: Erin Bartley, Casey McCormick, Jessica Morgan, Liz Noth, Ann Marie Yoo
 

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HEADLINER
ASIAN AF

Learn more about our featured headliner, Asian AF, and the cast members below.

 
 
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KIM
COOPER

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KATHY
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DHRUV
UDAY SINGH

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SARAH
CLASPELL

ASIAN AF (Asian As F***) is the hit Asian American comedy variety show in Los Angeles and New York. Asian AF spotlights the best Asian American actors, stand-up comedians, improvisers, sketch performers, musicians, storytellers, and more. The show has been featured on several news sites such as The New York Times, LA Times, NBC News, ABC News, Vulture, SCPR, and more. The popularity of Asian AF has led to spin-off live shows including Filipino AF, South Asian AF, and Gaysian AF. asianafshow.com 

KIM COOPER is an actor, writer, and Korean adoptee. She can be seen on Showtime's Black Monday and truTV's Adam Ruins Everything. She can be heard as one of the co-hosts of the Korean Drama Podcast and in karaoke rooms around Los Angeles, scream-singing early 2000s jams. 
 
SARAH CLASPELL is an actor, writer, improviser & cat lover living in Los Angeles. She has been featured on tv shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and written for Drunk History, Gizmodo, Ask.com and many live shows at the UCB Theatre. She performs regularly with Asian AF, Cardinal Redbird, and various shows doing improv, sketch, and characters. She has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and SoHo Rep Theater in New York. She has trained with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London. Sarah co-hosts the podcast Everything is Rent, a podcast about the Broadway musical Rent, of course.
 

KATHY YAMAMOTO is a writer, performer and cake enthusiast. She has written for Cosmopolitan.com, GOOD Magazine, Sarcasm Society and Live Magazine among others. You can see her in Los Angeles performing with her improv team Voltron, in nationally aired commercials on TV or on the Korean Drama Podcast, of which she is a co-host. 
 
DHRUV UDAY SINGH is an actor, filmmaker, improviser, and other things you can just claim to be. He can be seen recurring on shows like Good Trouble (Freeform), Fantasy Island (FOX, upcoming), On The Verge (Netflix, upcoming), Prodigal Son (FOX), Single Parents (NBC), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC), the movie Lucky, and a bunch of other stuff.

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ABOUT DISTRICT IMPROV 

District Improv was founded with the mission to support and grow Washington, D.C.’s long-form improv scene and promote awareness of the District as a premiere improv community. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that grew out of a desire for a unified presence for the District’s thriving improv scene.

The organization’s board of directors is responsible for the management of the organization, including the annual District Improv Festival. 

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