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SPOTLIGHT: PHIT CONSERVATORY TEAM WILHELM

PHIT Conservatory is an opportunity for improvisers that have completed the PHIT Training Center (Improv 101 through 401) and are interested in working as a team to create their own form. This most recent crop of improvisers: Andrea Duffy, Ashley Fee, Joe Tuzzi, Nick … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: NEW PHIT HOUSE TEAM SWAN YEAR

Once upon an Autumn 2k15 two new house teams were cast at the Philly Improv Theater. One of these teams – the enigmatic and yet very visually pleasing Swan Year – has graciously answered some of our #classic PHIT spotlight … Continue reading

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THE PINWRIGHT FAMILY NEWSLETTER

Dirty Laundry is a comedic exploration of the day-to-day life of six family members: a mom and dad (Kelly Jo Little, Rick Horner), their two children (Molly Scullion, David Donnella), and the mother’s two older sisters (Susan LaPalombara, Mary Eklund). Played … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: FEBRUARY LAUNCH PAD TEAM SEVEN POUNDS OF SHAME

For all of February, as part of PHIT’s Launch Pad program, PHIT stage has been the proud home of indie team Seven Pounds of Shame. The Launch Pad program is an opportunity for local indie improv teams to participate in a three-month intensive development, coaching, and performance … Continue reading

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MAKE AMERICA GOAT AGAIN

To celebrate this glorious show Aubrie Williams of Goat Rodeo has answered a few of our very important very goat questions. If this show was a vision board what would be on it? A bakers dozen of Goats with a … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: DYNAMITE SERIES (UNTITLED) #10

As part of the Dynamite Series @ PHIT, (Untitled) is a show that strives to merge the worlds of improv comedy and visual arts into a unique collaborative experience. Local visual artists across many disciplines share their work with the cast … Continue reading

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PHIT Seeking Sketch Producer!

PHIT is excited to announce our search for a new Sketch Producer to join our amazing Artistic Team. The Sketch Producer reports to Jessica Snow, our fearless Artistic Director and supervises all of the sketch comedy programming on PHIT’s stage. They are responsible for … Continue reading

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Intro class sale: Improv 101 & Sketch 101 Only $199! That’s $100 off now through now February 8th, 2016!

And just like that, it’s February. Valentine’s Day, presidential primaries, and Punxsutawney Phil’s annual visit are breathing down our necks. One week ago, we were under a mountain of snow. Today, Spring is just around the corner, and the spirit … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A STUDENT AT PHIT IN SEARCH OF STAGE TIME?

Whether you’re a new student enrolled in 101 or finishing up the PHIT program in 401, The Dean’s List is the perfect space to put into practice everything you’ve been learning in class. Each week three students are selected to … Continue reading

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Session 2 Classes Enrolling Now! Try Before You Buy With Free Workshops!

A few weeks ago we started our first session of classes for 2016 and we’re already a couple weeks into enrolling Session 2 classes! Whether you are new to improv or sketch or have been around for a while, I’m pret-ty … Continue reading

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PHIT KIDS & TEENS PROGRAM ENROLLMENT AND FREE OPEN HOUSES!

Know a funny kid, class clown or creative young mind? The PHIT Kids and Teens program is currently offering Free Open Houses and classes this spring. In honor of classes beginning on March 12th Rachel Semigran took some time to … Continue reading

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PHIT is Open!

Following the conclusion of winter storm Jonas overnight PHIT will be open today, Sunday, January 24th, 2016 for all classes, rehearsals, shows and other events. We look forward to seeing you! Students who cannot make class because of difficulty traveling … Continue reading

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Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment in Comedy

Recent events in the PHIT community and throughout the Philly comedy community have focused attention on how we all as comedians deal with issues of discrimination and harassment in the comedy world. The conversation isn’t just a local one – across the country … Continue reading

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY SHOWS CANCELLED!

The mayor has declared a state of emergency in Philadelphia starting at 9pm. Blizzard conditions are expected soon. All shows Friday night, January 22nd, 2016 are cancelled. All classes, practice groups, rehearsals, shows and other events, on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 … Continue reading

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THREE NEW VARIETY SHOWS THIS WEEK

Puppets, Lady Bits and Porn! This week brings three new variety shows to the PHIT stage. To celebrate the arrival of three new shows we have put together a Q&A with some of the hosts. Beth & Ralph’s Porn Stash: … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: JANUARY LAUNCH PAD TEAM RAGE FRIENDS

For the month of January, every Wednesday night at 7:30 P.M., PHIT stage will be the proud home of indie team Rage Friends (coached by Hunter Steffes). The Launch Pad program is an opportunity for local improv teams to participate in a three-month intensive development, coaching, … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: THE WADSWORTH CONSTANT

The Wadsworth Constant (part of the Dynamite Series at PHIT) is a show unlike any other in which veteran performers Kristen Scheir and Nick Gillette blend absurdist theater and improv comedy to create an experience that embodies the truth, wildness, and humor … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: DECEMBER LAUNCH PAD TEAM ROBOBRO

This past month, Launch Pad team RoboBro, coached by Tom Hannigan (Outside Voices), has captivated Philadelphia audiences with their commitment to the characters they create and their infectious playfulness. The Launch Pad program is an opportunity for local improv teams to participate in … Continue reading

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WHICH BIG BABY ARE YOU???

We’ve all been there. Sitting in the audience of a Big Baby show, fully enraptured and delighted with the world they have created, but there is one thing you can’t help but wonder as you watch these talented beings and … Continue reading

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A FOND FAREWELL TO TRASH ISLAND

  As PHIT continues to transform and grow in the coming months we must give a loving goodbye to the extremely talented team that is Trash Island. Over the past year Trash Island has evolved into an amazing ensemble of supportive, witty, … Continue reading

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