Comedy School

Short-Form Improv: Relationships & Story (with Tara Demmy)

This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv. 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.

Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of the instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: Tara Demmy is a comedian, clown, theatre artist, and instructor originally from Philadelphia. She has performed at comedy festivals all over the country, including Boston's Women in Comedy Festival with her award-winning sketch group ManiPedi. Tara has taught comedy for the past twelve years, including improv, sketch, clown, physical theatre and comedy history. She trained in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Philly Improv Theater and physical comedy (commedia dell'arte, clown, bouffon) at Helikos: International School of Theater Creation (Italy). At Washington Improv Theater (WIT), Tara coaches Nox! and performs with house ensemble Uncle Gorgeous. Tara recently graduated with her PhD from University of Maryland where she researched military comedy during World War II.

03/15/2023 7:00 PM

Door Time: 6:45 PM

Other Showtimes

Wednesdays, March 15 - April 12 , 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Graduation show April 17. Maximum 16 students. Participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 for this in-person class.

This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv. 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. Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of the instructor and principal.


All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • Participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 for this in-person class.

This course fine-tunes skills learned in Beginning Improv. 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.

Prerequisite: Beginning Improv or permission of the instructor and principal.

About the Instructor: Tara Demmy is a comedian, clown, theatre artist, and instructor originally from Philadelphia. She has performed at comedy festivals all over the country, including Boston's Women in Comedy Festival with her award-winning sketch group ManiPedi. Tara has taught comedy for the past twelve years, including improv, sketch, clown, physical theatre and comedy history. She trained in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Philly Improv Theater and physical comedy (commedia dell'arte, clown, bouffon) at Helikos: International School of Theater Creation (Italy). At Washington Improv Theater (WIT), Tara coaches Nox! and performs with house ensemble Uncle Gorgeous. Tara recently graduated with her PhD from University of Maryland where she researched military comedy during World War II.