WASHINGTON, DC – The 8th annual District Improv Festival will be held at The Reach at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, September 19th. This year’s event will be a one-day festival on an outdoor stage.
“We were devastated when we had to cancel the festival in 2020 due to the pandemic,” District Improv co-chair Margaret Lee said in a statement. “As we began to explore the feasibility of a 2021 festival and found an outdoor venue that would prioritize the safety and well-being of our audiences and artists, we struck.”
District Improv is asking the public to be vaccinated and will follow the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ COVID-19 policies. The chairs will be divided into groups of six to encourage social distancing.
The festival will be hosted by Asian AF, the popular Asian-American comedy variant show in Los Angeles and New York, and will feature actors Kim Cooper, Sarah Claspell, Kathy Yamamoto and Dhruv Uday Singh.
“Asian AF is so excited to visit and perform for the DC community. We are excited to be able to celebrate the return of live comedy in the country’s capital,” Claspell said.