When PHIT announced that submissions were open for new sketch house teams, we received close to 70 packets from many strong writers throughout the city. After a long and difficult process with an abundance of talent to choose from, Directors Brian Rumble and Jon Plester have assembled two teams that will be making big waves at PHIT. The former is the theater’s first new live sketch house team since Goat Rodeo’s creation in 2013, and the latter is PHIT’s first ever digital sketch team, dedicated to creating and releasing online content.
I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to submit a sketch packet. The amount of talent in Philadelphia is almost immeasurable, and I look forward to seeing everyone who submitted a packet continue their relationship with sketch writing at PHIT – whether through our sketch open-mic Sketch Up or Shut Up, performance opportunities with Theme Show and Monologues, showcasing a video with Brought To You By, participating in Up All Night (our Improv-To-Sketch 24-Hour Cram), or producing their own independent sketch show at PHIT. There have never been more opportunities for up-and-coming sketch comedians to grow their talents in Philadelphia, and it excites me that the next round of sketch writer submissions could have even more amazing talent in those packets. Thank you, everyone, for everything you do for this community.
CODENAME: ATHENA – Live Sketch Team
Director: Brian Rumble
Head Writer: Molly Scullion
CODENAME: ARAGORN –Digital Sketch Team
Director: Jon Plester