Author Archives: Ralph Andracchio

The Dynamite Series @ PHIT Retires Page One This April

Since its launch back in February 2014, The Dynamite Series @ PHIT has been focused on merging comedy with interesting art forms and diverse casts to create amazing work exclusive to the PHIT stage. And no other Dynamite project encapsulates everything the … Continue reading

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Announcing Our Brand New Dynamite Series Project Cast!

After an amazing audition process with many outstanding performers and a long week of deliberation, we are finally ready to formally announce our newest PHIT cast! Please welcome to the Dynamite Series family: Samantha Abrams Ralph Andracchio Ryan T. Barlow … Continue reading

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March 28th and 29th – PHIT welcomes MAYHEM from HUGE Theater in Minneapolis!

PHIT is excited to welcome two amazing improvisers from HUGE Theater in Minneapolis for a weekend of shows and workshops… Hanna Wydeven and Butch Roy a.k.a. MAYHEM! Hannah Wydeven has been performing improv and sketch comedy since 2005, and has … Continue reading

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ALL SHOWS FOR MARCH 5, 2015 HAVE BEEN CANCELED

ALL SHOWS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2015 HAVE BEEN CANCELED due to severe winter weather moving through Philadelphia this evening. The Flat Earth/Secret Pants show originally scheduled for this evening has been rescheduled for 7:30PM Friday March 6th. The People … Continue reading

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Welcome our March 2015 Launch Pad Team: Warm Town!

The past couple weeks have been full of brutal weather, lots of snow, and bone-chilling winds. PHIT has the perfect remedy for all the winter craziness: March 2015 Launch Pad team Warm Town! Jebediah Wärmton, a regular Heat Miser, founded Warm Town … Continue reading

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Düofest 2015 Submissions Close March 2!

Düofest is the ONLY comedy festival in existence that is committed solely to showcasing comedic duos, and is happening again this year June 3rd through June 6th at PHIT. We are looking for the best duos from around the country … Continue reading

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Audition Announcement: New Dynamite Series Project Launching in May!

PHIT is excited to announce we will be premiering a brand new Dynamite Series show this May! Produced by Artistic Director Ralph Andracchio and directed by company member and PHIT Kids and Teens director Rachel Semigran, this new show will … Continue reading

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Welcome our February 2015 Launch Pad Team: The Sardines!

Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate then to fall in love with PHIT’s February Launch Pad team… The Sardines! This team will go where other team don’t even dare: exploring topics from pre-revolutionary … Continue reading

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Congrats to the 2015 Philadelphia Comedy Awards Winners!

The 2015 Philadelphia Comedy Awards took place Sunday, January 25th at World Cafe Live, and we wanted to take a moment to congratulate all the night’s winners as well as everyone who was nominated. There are so many wonderful things … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell to Dr. Sleepover

As our theater changes and grows, our House Teams change and grow along with us. It’s always a fascinating experience to see a team through its entire lifespan: from the excitement of the audition and casting process, to the team … Continue reading

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Welcome Our January 2015 Launch Pad Team: Bishpelldah!

PHIT had an AMAZING 2014, and a big part of what made it so special was our Launch Pad program. The independent improv teams who have enrolled in Launch Pad have been killing it on our stage, and we can … Continue reading

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Welcome Our December 2014 Launch Pad Team: Don’t Sass Me, Florence!

PHIT is getting in the holiday spirit and giving everyone an early present with December’s Launch Pad Team – Don’t Sass Me, Florence! This team features improv newcomers in a classy ensemble with a passion for exploring scene work based … Continue reading

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#BFCM2014 Starts This Friday!

Hanging out with your family for Thanksgiving? Waking up early with your family on Friday to take advantage of all those holiday deals? Wish you could take a break from shopping (and your family) and see some comedy? Head over … Continue reading

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Welcome our November 2014 Launch Pad Team: Witch Academy!

PHIT’s Launch Pad program has gotten some great press and a huge amount of attention since it’s premiere in September. Audiences and performers alike are becoming big fans of the program and the amazing teams we’ve accepted! As another fantastic … Continue reading

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Meet the New Directors for Our Fall 2014 House Teams – Part 3

This fall PHIT will be casting some of the best comedic talent in the city to become a part of three new improv house teams joining our already stellar line up of ensembles. To helm these new teams, PHIT’s Artistic … Continue reading

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Meet the New Directors for Our Fall 2014 House Teams – Part 2

This fall PHIT will be casting some of the best comedic talent in the city to become a part of three new improv house teams joining our already stellar line up of ensembles. To helm these new teams, PHIT’s Artistic … Continue reading

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Meet the New Directors for Our Fall 2014 House Teams – Part 1

This fall PHIT will be casting some of the best comedic talent in the city to become a part of three new improv house teams joining our already stellar line up of ensembles. To helm these new teams, PHIT’s Artistic … Continue reading

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STAY DEAD!: An Improvised Horror Comedy is coming to PHIT for Halloween!

STAY DEAD!: An Improvised Horror Comedy is the latest in a four-year tradition of frightfully good Halloween shows from PHIT. Following the success of retired PHIT House Team Asteroid! and their hit B-Movie, director Mike Marbach and a brand new … Continue reading

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Welcome our October Launch Pad Team: Office Hours!

PHIT’s Launch Pad program started off with a bang in September with inaugural team Bad Kitten, and now continues into October with Office Hours! This team is filled with a great mix of talented performers, including a couple PHIT house … Continue reading

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Save the Date: PHIT Improv House Team Auditions Saturday October 18, 2014!

Philly Improv Theater continues the search for the city’s best and brightest comedic performers for our newest improv house teams! PHIT House Teams are professional ensembles cast and managed by the theater that reflect our over-arching vision and stand as … Continue reading

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