OCT 23 Firsthand Experience: Improv for All with Washington Improv Theater

Embrace the “Yes, and...” spirit of improv! 

Spontaneity, individual expression, and emotion are key elements of the visual art featured in the special exhibition Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, as well as in the work of performers. 

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is pleased to partner with Washington Improv Theater (WIT) for a free and fun evening of improvisation.

Improvisation, much like abstract visual art, is an unscripted, yet disciplined, art form and mode of communication. During this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the affinities between abstraction and improvisation—using disciplined process, experimentation, and risk-taking—to see what we can create when we resist self-judgment and “go with our gut.”

High-fun and low-stress, the free Improv For All workshop shows participants how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere. Participants don’t need theater experience and don’t need to be a “funny person.” They just need an open mind. Come in ready to have a good time!

All levels of experience are welcome. This workshop is designed to instruct and engage audiences 18 and older. Materials, instruction, and inspiration will be provided.

Registration includes free admission to the special exhibition Magnetic Fields, happy hour with a cash bar 5–7 p.m., and improv workshop 7–9 p.m.

Washington Improv Theater is the District's premier destination for longform improv. For more than 17 years, our mission has been to unleash the creative power of improv in Washington, D.C. We engage audiences with performances that exhilarate and inspire. We ignite the spirit of play in Washington with a revolutionary training program. We create a home for improv, connected to the life of the city.



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Magnetic Fields places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time, revealing the artists’ role as unrecognized leaders in abstraction.

National Museum of Women in the Arts