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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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PHIT SEEKS WRITERS FOR NEW SKETCH HOUSE TEAM!

Submit by Monday, May 27th, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. EST! PHIT will once again be producing an all-new sketch revue show for the 2013 FringeArts Festival. Working together during the summer months under the supervision of a Head Writer and … Continue reading

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Cast for “The Bat” Announced!

PHIT is excited to announce the cast of our Spring Theatrical Run, The Bat. A critical and audience hit at the 2011 Philly Fringe Festival under the title “Dark Comedy”, The Bat is an improv show unlike any other – … Continue reading

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PHIT Accepting Show Submissions For Our 2013 FringeArts Run!

Over the years Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) has been a major force in the Philadelphia Live Arts & Philly Fringe Festival – now rebranded as the FringeArts Festival – producing dozens of distinct shows and hundreds of performances: everything from … Continue reading

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PHIT Is Hiring!

PHIT is growing rapidly and is now seeking front-of-house staff for our venue to help ensure the smooth running of the theater on performance nights. If you’re a fan of comedy with a cheerful, friendly, and helpful disposition who has … Continue reading

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PHIT SWEEPS WEEKS: Show Selections Announced!

PHIT challanged you to come up with the next big Variety Show for Philadelphia and you answered. We recived 21 submissions and selected 8 finalists. Each finalist will perform a 30-minute “pilot” paired with another sweeps week show in May. … Continue reading

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Auditions April 7th for PHIT’s Spring Theatrical Run: The Bat!

PHIT is excited to hold auditions for our spring production theatrical run show, a remount of The Bat, a critical and audience hit at the 2011 Philly Fringe Festival. The Bat is an improv show unlike any other: a spontaneously … Continue reading

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New House Teams Announced!

As many of you already know, PHIT recently hosted an audition process to cast for three new House Teams (two Tuesday Harold teams, and one Saturday team) that will premier in May. The response we received was overwhelming, and the … Continue reading

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