Improv class

Anna Bethel

Reading the Room: A Workshop

January 6 - February 10

Five weeks on Monday nights, with instructor Anna Bethel. Teaching improvisers the fine art of feeling out a crowd.

Course Description

In improv comedy the audience is the biggest uncontrollable factor a performer faces. Join Anna Bethel to explore the skill of "reading a room" in order to harness the admiration of the audience. Students will work together in exercises to improve spontaneous mental recall and learn how to perform and moderate short-form improv games. The result of quick thinking and reacting will give a performer the confidence to face any crowd. Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 or permission from instructor and principal.

  • Mondays, January 6 - February 10 (off 2/3), 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 or permission from instructor and principal.
  • Tuition: $250
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
Anna Bethel

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.