In the ongoing travel down the road to the premiere of PHIT’s latest sketch team, we’re very happy to announce that Codename: Athena has picked up some incredible onstage talent to help bring their sketches to life. After seeing over 50 people – making up some of Philly’s best comedic talent – in auditions, director Brian Rumble has chosen six individuals to join Codename: Athena with a focus on bringing the sketches cooked up in the writer’s room to the stage.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come out and audition. We saw a wide variety of performers with different styles and levels of experience, and can confidently say that we were consistently impressed by the dedication and creativity we saw in the audition room. We hope to see all these talented people, and others interested in performing in sketch comedy, get involved by bringing material to PHIT’s sketch open-mic Sketch Up or Shut Up, performing on a show like Theme Show and Monologues, showcasing a video at 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. Opportunities to grow as a comedian are on the rise in Philadelphia: we look forward to seeing what talented people will assemble the next time we hold performer auditions. Thank you, everyone, for everything you do for this community.
– Jack O’Keeffe, Sketch Producer
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