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Big PHIT Improv House Team News!

If you missed our FREE Improv Jam last night, you missed being the first to hear the big announcement. Our Tuesday Night Harold teams, Big Baby and Dr. Sleepover, have grown over this year and become amazing teams that have … Continue reading

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Scientists Predict Asteroid! to Break Up in Spectacular Nighttime Show This Saturday

After 3.5 years of traversing the solar system, their orbit bringing them closer and closer to the Earth, Asteroid! will finally enter our atmosphere and break apart in a spectacular show set to happen this Saturday at 7pm at The … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Directors!

PHIT is excited for our upcoming auditions on October 26th to cast three brand new Improv House Teams, and we wanted to formally introduce the three directors that will be taking the helm! They are talented, experienced performers, and will … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell to Hot Dish and ZaoGao

It’s always sad when a team’s run comes to a close, and this weekend, two of PHIT’s Improv House Teams will be retiring with a final farewell show. Hot Dish (directed by Steve Kleinedler) and ZaoGao (directed by Kristen Schier) … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: PHIT IMPROV HOUSE TEAM AUDITIONS OCTOBER 26, 2013!

PHIT will once again be looking for Philly’s best and brightest improvisers this fall, as we expand our performance opportunities in the PHIT House Team program by adding multiple new ensembles of 8-10 players each which will premiere in PHIT’s … Continue reading

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Asteroid! presents B-Movie is back this October!

After over 3 very fun years, the team known as Asteroid! will be coming to an end. The Asteroid! is breaking up and this performance will be their final as a PHIT house team. ——————– Join PHIT Improv House Team … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Canada by Cambridge Footlights

The internationally-famous Cambridge Footlights bring their Edinburgh Fringe show across the pond! The Footlights’s new show, Canada, is their sharpest and most ambitious yet. Surely a must-have ticket, don’t miss your chance to see the “most renowned sketch troupe of … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Alley of Nightmares

(Philadelphia, PA) July 15, 2013 – Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is proud to announce “Alley of Nightmares” as part of their line-up for the 2013 Fringe Festival. “Alley of Nightmares” is an hour-long, live sketch comedy show inspired by classic … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Study Hall

Spontaneous comedy from brutally honest science. Drexel professor Michael Yudell will exploit every ounce of his tenure to share subjects from impregnation to parasitic strategy, and senior PHIT comedy team Asteroid! will use their every impulse to warp each lecture … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Movie Scrapple

Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) announces the premiere of MOVIE SCRAPPLE, a live movie riffing event, during this year’s Philly FringeArts festival in September. Movie Scrapple is a stage show that looks at some of the strangest and most offbeat films … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Reasonable Doubt

Crime is afoot! Watch as our cast plans, perpetrates, and prosecutes a felony chosen by the audience. The performers will be judges, attorneys, defendants, and more as they improvise a trial while simultaneously exploring the scene of the crime. Will … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Matt&

In Matt&, Philly improv comedian Matt Holmes pulls an unwitting stranger from the audience as his partner, gets the rest of the audience to yell out a word of inspiration for the show, and performs an unplanned, unscripted improv comedy … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Fresh Laughs!

Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is proud to announce “Fresh Laughs” as part of their line-up for the 2013 Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival. “Fresh Laughs” is a multi-night event featuring three brand new PHIT House Teams performing long … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Cart Before the Horse

All good things come in threes – Stooges, Back to the Futures, Circus Rings – and now Philly Improv Theater sketch house teams!  Goat Rodeo, PHIT’s third sketch comedy house team, will debut their show “Cart Before the Horse” during … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: The Party

Philly Improv Theater invites you to The Party. Come see the inner workings of a fully improvised celebration, as some of Philly’s most skilled comedians explore awkward social situations inspired by the audience’s suggestion with hilarious results. PHIT continues a … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE Spotlight: Page One

As part of the Philadelpahia Fringe Festival, the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) presents Page One, a series of four improvised full-length plays. Four local playwrights will submit outlines for an original play. PHIT house team Mayor Karen takes it from … Continue reading

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Announcing The Writers Of Codename Method Man + Dog Mountain Adds New Writer!

We heard the demand to add a third sketch house team at PHIT and were eager to make this a reality by opening up writer submissions this past May. Again, we were blown away by the amount of interest and … Continue reading

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PHIT Announces New Sketch House Team Actor Auditions!

PHIT will be holding open-call auditions in search of actors for our newest Sketch House Team on Sunday, July 28 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.. Auditions will be held in the PHIT Office, now located on the 3rd floor … Continue reading

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PHIT’s “Movie Scrapple” Accepting Writer/Performer Submissions

PHIT is now casting for another 2013 Fringe Festival production titled Movie Scrapple. Produced by Kristen Schier and directed by Joe Coughlin, Movie Scrapple is another unique offering during the upcoming Fringe Festival that has a slightly different submission process … Continue reading

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2013 FRINGE FESTIVAL IMPROV AUDITIONS – JUNE 22ND!

PHIT is excited to hold auditions for our fall theatrical run, an original improvised piece titled The Party which will premiere during the 2013 Fringe Festival, and another of our Fringe shows – an improvised parody of crime procedurals titled … Continue reading

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