Improv class

Anna Bethel

Short Form: Relationships & Story

Five weeks, Tuesday classes. Anna Bethel builds on lessons and short-form games from earlier classes, teaching students the value of intriguing relationships and compelling narratives in their scene work. Graduation show August 13.

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  • Tuesdays, July 9 - August 6, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Graduation show at the DC Improv August 13.
  • Tuition: $250
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.


This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv, as well as the character development emphasized the "Characters and Emotions" class. Students will learn short-form improvisational games and exercises that harness the skills of listening, making strong choices, acceptance and other improv fundamentals. All this helps create interesting narratives which allow for engrossing character interactions. Students will play short-form games and exercises that they've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and in the DC Improv's Lounge (at ComedySportz and Blue Show performances). Prerequisite: One advanced improv class or permission of the instructor and principal.


Anna Bethel

Anna Bethel is the managing director and lead improv coach with CSz, DC -- the organization behind ComedySportz improv shows. She teaches beginning and advanced improv and has been performing since 2009. Anna has performed with Sadie Hawkins, competed in WiT's FIST Tournament and done numerous customized performances for corporate clients. She has training in theater, film, sketch, and improvisation. Anna continues to coach short form improv teams locally, and she performs regularly with ComedySportz and The Blue Show at the DC Improv.