Comedy Bootcamp

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Learn the basics of standup comedy in this six-week class taught by professional comics. The class ends with a graduation show where you’ll deliver a five-minute comedy set to a public audience. Our 600+ graduates have gone on to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, including Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, and The […]

Start Writing, Keep Writing… Write Now

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Finding your writing voice doesn’t have to be hard work. It’s just a matter of letting your words and ideas flow onto the page without tinkering and re-tinkering your way into a creative cul-de-sac. In this 6-week class, you’ll write – in the moment – to cues and prompts and then share your work in […]

Gouache Painting

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If watercolor and acrylics had a baby, it might look like gouache. Imagine water-activated paint that can be applied with more solid color layers like acrylic—that's gouache (pronounced goo-aash). In this beginner gouache painting class, we will cover foundational skills including the properties of the paint, the painting order of operations, layering colors, swatching, and […]

Operation Improv

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In this six-week class you will learn skills that go beyond the stage. If you are looking to become a better listener, improve public speaking skills, build self confidence, explore your creative side, meet new people, start your path to becoming a performing improviser, or simply have fun for two hours a week – we […]

Comedy Crash Course

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Comedy Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the art of stand-up comedy. Professional comics teach you how to uncover humor in your personal experiences. You’ll learn the basics of structuring jokes, comedy writing, and stand-up techniques in an interactive environment. This is a 3 hour workshop.  About the instructors PT Bratton is a […]

Free

Turn Your Journaling Into Poetry

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Grab your journal and let’s turn some of your favorite, most impactful, saddest, or most beautiful journaling into poetry. In this hands-on workshop, you will identify pieces of journaling that you’d like to work with, then apply a series of poetic devices to them to create one or more poem drafts in class! About the […]

Free

Acting Graduation Show

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Lights, Camera... Action! Shakespeare once wrote that life is a stage. With that in mind, ASAP is excited to bring life to your computer screen! Leading up to this performance, acting graduates have spent six weeks practicing scene work, character development, voice and movement, and dramatic interpretation. Their showcase will consist of scenes demonstrating the […]

$5

Military Spouse Storytelling Graduation Show

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What do you get when you put military spouses in an ASAP class? Some great stories! Join us to celebrate the amazing graduates from ASAP’s Storytelling course. These military spouses have spent six weeks learning the ins and outs of crafting and delivering a compelling story from real events. Join us at this performance to […]

$5

Comedy Bootcamp Graduation Show

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Looking for laughs? You're in the right place. These military veterans have spent six weeks learning the ins and outs of stand-up comedy, and now they're ready to make you laugh your ASAP off. ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp is the first-ever stand-up comedy class exclusively for the veteran and military community. Join us at this performance to support […]

$5

Writing Graduation Show

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Step into the worlds of these ASAP Creative Writing graduates. This group of military-connected writers have spent the last six weeks sharpening their writing skills through exercises, collaboration, and rigorous practice, all to create amazing work straight from their imagination. Join us at this performance to support the latest class of ASAP’s Creative Writing grads.

$5

Storytelling Crash Course

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Storytelling Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the craft of storytelling for performance. Expert instructors guide you as you reflect on personal experiences, identify stories, and learn about narrative structure alongside other military community members. You’ll develop your stories through personal reflection and small group feedback. No experience necessary! About the Instructors Nick […]

Free

Call for Auditions: Comedy, Storytelling, or Spoken Word

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) invites all military-connected artists to submit your content for upcoming performance opportunities. Outside of graduation and community shows, ASAP hosts curated performances through partnerships (corporate and government) and for our biggest fundraising event of the year: Armed with the Arts.  The goals of each performance vary based on the partnership, […]

Free

Weaving in the Round Workshop

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare a loom using simple materials that you can find at home. The teaching artist will guide the group through weaving on a paper plate, with tips for how to transform it into decor or a wearable. We will weave to relax, to express ourselves, to find […]

Free

Storytelling Bootcamp

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In this six-week class, you’ll transform your real-life experiences into relatable, compelling stories in a fun, supportive environment. Instructors will use interactive exercises to discover your life’s stories, develop a narrative structure, infuse engaging details, then polish your performance. The class culminates in a graduation show for friends, family, and the ASAP community. This is […]

Gouache Painting

Virtual Program Virtual Program

If watercolor and acrylics had a baby, it might look like gouache. Imagine water-activated paint that can be applied with more solid color layers like acrylic—that's gouache (pronounced goo-aash). In this beginner gouache painting class, we will cover foundational skills including the properties of the paint, the painting order of operations, layering colors, swatching, and […]

Operation Improv

Virtual Program Virtual Program

In this six-week class you will learn skills that go beyond the stage. If you are looking to become a better listener, improve public speaking skills, build self confidence, explore your creative side, meet new people, start your path to becoming a performing improviser, or simply have fun for two hours a week – we […]

Free

Comedy Bootcamp

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Learn the basics of standup comedy in this six-week class taught by professional comics. The class ends with a graduation show where you’ll deliver a five-minute comedy set to a public audience. Our 600+ graduates have gone on to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, including Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, and The […]

Acting

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Taught by professional theatre artists, this class will introduce you to rehearsal techniques including scene work, character development, voice and movement, and dramatic interpretation. At the end, you’ll get the chance to show off your acting chops in a graduation performance for friends and family. This is a six-week week class and will meet on […]

Comedy Bootcamp

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Learn the basics of standup comedy in this six-week class taught by professional comics. The class ends with a graduation show where you’ll deliver a five-minute comedy set to a public audience. Our 600+ graduates have gone on to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, including Warner Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, and The […]

New Jokes Workshop

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Comedians have five minutes to present new material they're working on, followed by a short feedback session with ASAP comedy instructors. This is a 2 hour workshop for alumni of ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp.  About the instructors PT Bratton is a pastor-turned-comedian and one of the DMV’s only veteran & African-American comedians who delivers clean, conscientious […]

Free

Start Writing, Keep Writing… Write Now

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Finding your writing voice doesn’t have to be hard work. It’s just a matter of letting your words and ideas flow onto the page without tinkering and re-tinkering your way into a creative cul-de-sac. In this 6-week class, you’ll write – in the moment – to cues and prompts and then share your work in […]

Sketch Writing Workshop

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Have you ever watched “In Living Color," “Chappelle's Show,” or perhaps “Saturday Night Live”? Do you have a burning desire to learn the basics of writing your own sketches? If you answered yes, this workshop is for you. In this workshop you'll learn tools to sketch write, including identifying “the game” to write short comedic […]

Comedy Crash Course

Virtual Program Virtual Program

Comedy Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the art of stand-up comedy. Professional comics teach you how to uncover humor in your personal experiences. You’ll learn the basics of structuring jokes, comedy writing, and stand-up techniques in an interactive environment. This is a 3 hour workshop.  About the instructors Dewayne White is a […]

Free

Drawing

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No Previous Drawing Experience is required. In this class you will learn to SEE better and explore different ways of drawing. You will learn about contours, gestures, light and shadow and how to draw what you see, not what you think you know! This class is about learning careful observation and eye/hand coordination so drawing […]