Improv Instructor: Anna Bethel
Anna Bethel (official website) 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.
Anna's Classes (in-person)
Level 1 | Beginning Improv. Learn basic improv skills and short form games, with an emphasis on teamwork, creative thinking and having a good time. Five or six weeks.
Level 2 | Short Form Improv: Characters and Emotions. Anna's specialty is short-form improv. In this five week course she explores the development of characters and emotions in a scene. Ends with a graduation show.
Level 3 | Short Form Improv: Relationships and Story. Further exploration of short-form improv, building on the skills developed in Anna's level 2 course. Five weeks. Ends with a graduation show.
Level 3 | Reading the Room Workshop. A five-week study of the art of sizing up a crowd and moderating an improv performance.
Anna's Classes (online)
Level 1 | Beginning Improv Online. A three-week version of the introductory course, conducted live via video conferencing.
Level 2 | Advanced Online Improv: Characters. A three-week version of Anna's usual level 2 course, conducted live via video conferencing.
Classes Currently Scheduled