The Who’s Who of the 2017 District Improv Festival

1500 minutes of footage to review.
18 selection committee volunteers.
15 spreadsheets.
10 giant post it notes.
4 hours in a conference room.
40 finalists.

Mark your calendar now for September 6th-10th. The fifth annual District Improv Festival will be our best yet.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give to you the line-up for the 2017 District Improv Festival!

After School Grandma (Batimore, MD)
B & B (Portland, OR)
Beautiful Dreamers (New York, NY)
Beverly Crusher (DC)
Bronson (New York, NY)
Cat and Vegas and The Temple of Boom (Aberdeen, NJ)
Clown Boy (New York, NY)
Empty Promises (Austin, TX)
Hip Hop Harold (Atlanta, GA)
Hymn Brothers (Chicago, IL)
I’m in DC Leave Me The Fuck Alone (Seattle, WA)
iMusical: The Improvised Musical (DC)
Jive Turkey(DC)
Los Profesores (New York, NY)
Love Onion (DC)
Madeline (DC)
Milk Money (Cambridge, MA)
Mingle (New York, NY)
Minority Re’port (Baltimore, MD)
Naffy (Boston, MA)
Nox! (DC)
OLGA (New York, NY)
Peaches Galore (Brooklyn, NY)
Press Play (DC)
Regicide (Toronto, ON)
Sabado Picante (DC)
Sad Trombone (Philadelphia, PA)
Swartzlander (New York, NY)
Sweater Kittens (DC)
The Boozeroom (New York, NY)
The Female Accent (DC)
The Friendship Club (Brooklyn, NY)
The Future (Philadelphia, PA)
The Johnsons (Richmond, VA)
TwoSon (Toronto, ON)
Ugh (DC)
VI Lenin (DC)
Wicked City (New York, NY)

These 40 Troupes will be joined by our phenomenal headliner, 3Peat! Buy your tickets today and secure yourself a place in our best festival yet.

Our Mission: Support and grow Washington, D.C.’s long-form improv scene and promote awareness of the District as a premier improv community.

The 2017 festival will be produced in alliance with Washington Improv Theater and The Unified Scene Theater, and will take place Sept. 6-10.

Year Five — Going for our Best Yet

It’s time.

Submissions have just opened for the FIFTH Annual District Improv Festival — coming at you Sept. 6-10, 2017, in the capital of the United States of America. It’s traditional to give wood or silverware on the fifth anniversary. We’ve bucked that tradition — hope you don’t mind — and are focused on giving you the best festival this city has ever scene.

Why will it be the best?
Read more, after by clicking here!

A heartfelt message in a bottle to everyone involved with DIF 2016

I’m not going to lie — 2016 was an extraordinarily tough year. When we woke up on Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, the last thing on our minds was “Hey, let’s go do some improv.” That afternoon, I arrived at the Source Theater around 3:30pm and just focused on setup.

Any distraction to latch onto was welcome at that point. Anything to feel useful and needed became a necessity. I had awkward middle school arms where I simultaneously didn’t know where to put them and also flailed them over EVERYTHING. At the end of the setup, I stood back and looked at the lobby. I was finally ready. We were finally ready to open this festival because the following people made amazing commitments to us.

Read more, after by clicking here!

District Improv Festival adds second stage at The Unified Scene Theater

District Improv Festival adds second stage at The Unified Scene Theater

For the first time ever, the District Improv Festival is thrilled to add a second stage at The Unified Scene Theater! Run by Shawn and Kathy Westfall, TUS will work in alliance with District Improv to host two performances on Friday, Nov. 11 featuring both local and visiting teams.

The Unified Scene Theater’s line-up is:
7:30 PM: Clown Boy (NYC), Sweater Kittens (DC), and Friendship Club (NYC) (get tickets)
9:30 PM: Den Mother (Philly), Madeline (DC), and Swartzlander (NYC) (get tickets)

The Unified Scene Theater is located at 80 T St. NW, in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.

A love letter to everyone involved with DIF 2015

Where do we begin?  It’s been almost a week since the 3rd annual District Improv Festival came to a close.  Everyone has (hopefully)  had time to catch up on sleep, and reflect on this monumentous occasion.

We are continually grateful for the support and love we receive from the DC improv community and all of our out of town guests.

This year’s festival would NOT have happened if it wasn’t for the amazing efforts of the following people:

Read more, after the jump!

Programs are in.

dif1Programs are in. That must mean #DIFest starts this week.