17 years, Precipice Improvisational Theater has presented
comedy improv in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia
makes Precipice Improv unique?
Precipice improvises full-length comic plays from audience suggestions.
"It's not theater like you've
ever seen before. It's not comfortable and controlled. It's edgy and spontaneous, original and downright dangerous."
- From the American University Eagle review
Curious how it works? Learn
more on our Interview page, our Workshop page, and a Gazette article.
And check out our performance schedule
Precipice creates original, never-seen-before and never-to-be-seen again,
totally improvised, full-length comic plays.Experience
the excitement of witnessing a new comic play unfold as it is being created from your suggestions.
kind of suggestions? Two completely unrelated locations. Locations so different that Shakespeare himself would have
a hard time weaving them into a story. (We like the challenge.)
How unpredictable does it get?
Shows from last season included "The Greek Island and the College Admissions Office" and "Home Depot and the
What will our next play be about? Only you know. Come to the show ready
to suggest a favorite location to play your role in creating the performance!
what audience members say about our shows:
"Inspired, multi-chakra, nutty! What lunatic asylum did they escape from and is there room for the rest
of us?" - Kelly Cresap
cast was so talented I was floored. They made improv look so easy. It flowed as well as a scripted play, but had more energy
because it was not."
brilliance. From chaos and anarchy comes forth wit and jocularity. An experience which was titillating, grandiose and magnificent."
"Great show! Sensitive and creative, human and funny. A unique theatrical experience I will
always remember." - Carol Bausell
"The show was funny. I really liked it. And I'm only 10." Sarah
I truly enjoyed every second of the show...as always! You guys are the best! As I've told my
friends many times before, what you do off the top of your heads is better than many written plays out there!" - Josh
"Precipice improv brings wit, warmth, and a deadeye aim for edge and timing to its spontaneous
productions." - Wilson Dizard "
It was a great performance. Quite professional. Very original and in
the NOW." Ron Powers
"Spontaneous and hilarious. The stamina of these characters and their energy makes
me want to drink whatever they are." Alysha Sideman
"Ephemeral, in the moment brilliant madness. We
loved it and can't wait for the next season!" - Dan and Bob
"So creative. I loved it! Great talent!
I'll be back." - Patricia DiVecchio
us - we promise it will be fun! See the Show Details page.
Precipice has been
creating improvised plays since 1996.