Improv class

Anna Bethel

Level 2: Characters and Emotions

Five weeks, Wednesday classes. (AKA Level 2 Short Form.) Anna Bethel teaches short-form improv games and exercises that allow students to create dynamic characters in their scene work. Graduation show at the Improv on May 6! Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of instructor and principal.

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  • Wednesdays, April 3 - May 1, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Graduation performance May 6 at the DC Improv
  • Tuition: $250
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.


This course builds on the skills learned in Beginning Improv to develop characters through emotion. Specific characters grounded in strong emotions are why we care about a scene. Expanding off the "Yes and..." foundation, students will learn how to engage with each other while creating interesting characters who interact with each other in meaningful ways. Students will play short-form games and exercises that they've seen on "Whose Line Is It Anway?", and in the DC Improv's Lounge (at ComedySportz and Blue Show performances). The class concludes with a graduation performance at the DC Improv.


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.