Intersections Festival 2020: Washington Improv Theater & Friends
Weight of the World | Light as a Feather
STORY | MOVEMENT | IMPROVISATION
Feb. 29 | 8:00 PM
Audience members share topics weighing on their minds, and where they find lightness in their lives. Their responses inspire improvisers to create scenes and dialogue as dancers introduce choreography and create movement and patterns. Scenes influence dance and vice versa, as elements from each world cross over into the next.This show includes audience participation and post-show artist talk-back.
Cast: Bam Alston, Mike Bass, Stefanie Quinones Bass, Ryan Brookshire, Anna Bass Cook, Tara Demmy, Zhi Bo Deng, Robin Doody, Analía Gómez Vidal Choreography: Stefanie Quinones Bass and Carrie Monger Director/Facilitator: Mark Chalfant Lights/Sound: Raymond Simeon
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Washington Improv Theater is the District’s premier destination for long-form improv. For more than 20 years, our mission has been to unleash the creative power of improv in Washington, DC. 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, reflecting the life and diversity of the city.
Mark Chalfant, WIT’s artistic director, is the director of this project. Mark has performed and directed over 20 ensemble projects with WIT during his engagement with the company, including an improv/dance collaboration with Daniel Phoenix Singh/Dakshina Dance. His theater and improv education have included training at Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Living Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Second City, Improv Olympic (now iO), the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Bay Area Theatresports.