WIT hit with lease cutoff, now seeking new home

WIT hit with lease cutoff, now seeking new home

Washington Improv Theater (WIT) is on the hunt for a new property for its courses, programming, and dwell performances. Soon after mastering this 7 days of an unforeseen lease termination, WIT will leave its residence of 14 decades at Resource Theater (1835 14th Road, NW) at the stop of August. Resource Theater is owned by CulturalDC.

WIT hit with lease cutoff, now seeking new home

WIT, which will rejoice its 25th anniversary in 2023, has made use of Source’s black box theater as its major venue for dwell performances which include the once-a-year Combating Improv Smackdown Match, the weekly Harold Night time series, and myriad other demonstrates. Considering that July 2021, Resource also housed WIT’s principal classroom areas. WIT’s lessons enrolled 1,700+ pre-pandemic and foster a lively resourceful community in DC. Following weathering the pandemic, WIT was in the process of rebuilding its training and reside performance packages when news of the termination strike.

“When we obtained the lease termination, I was gobsmacked. But I know WIT’s staff, board, and community are resilient and versatile, so I’m energized to see how we switch this into a constructive,” suggests WIT Artistic/Government Director Mark Chalfant. “I’m keen to see how we can carry improv into new communities. We’re keen to variety new interactions and partnerships to advance our mission of making use of improv to make DC a more related and joyous place.”

WIT is engaging its group and the community at significant in the lookup for effectiveness space, classroom room, and administrative space—ideally near alongside one another, but possibly separate.

This involves:

  • Finding referrals to folks who deal with spaces in the District. WIT is gathering responses on two sorts: a person for courses and a person for performances. These forms include specs on particularly what WIT is searching for (the total marketing campaign is encapsulated in this PDF). If you work a area by yourself and would like to discuss about performing with WIT, you can electronic mail [email protected] directly.
  • Talking to WIT about sponsoring a room. WIT is open up to significant conversations about new partnerships. If you are an person arts supporter or stand for a company that desires to make a bold influence in the community, WIT would adore to communicate to you about opportunities. Email Mark Chalfant directly at [email protected].

Now, WIT retains courses at venues such as the Universalist Nationwide Memorial Church, Atlas Executing Arts Heart, DC Arts Center, and Project Build. WIT has historically programmed performances at venues including DC Arts Centre, Atlas Executing Arts Middle, Studio 1469, and Anacostia Arts Centre.

WIT has been a resident organization at CulturalDC’s Source Theatre because 2008. INSeries and Constellation Theatre Enterprise are also resident corporations at Source. In 2016, CulturalDC marketed the Flashpoint Arts Room, which housed Flashpoint Gallery, Mead Theatre Lab, and Dallas Morse Coors Dance Studio.

More data about WIT:

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Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the artistic, collaborative power of improv in DC. WIT is DC’s premier arts corporation showcasing and advancing the artwork variety of improvisational theater with about 200 artists, 30 instructors, 1,000 students, and 14,000 viewers associates participating annually in performances and classes. WIT is a multi-tiered arts firm: a generating organization exploring and forwarding the craft of extended-type improv in difficult new instructions a neighborhood group serving a promptly expanding family members of improv artists. WIT is the location for improv in DC. witdc.org, @WITimprov

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