Ralph Andracchio (instructor)
Ralph is currently the Artistic Director of Philly Improv Theater and has been performing since 2008. He is also an instructor at the PHIT Training Center, a member of former PHIT house team King Friday, and a cast member of the 2010 TROIKA Championship team Pasiones de Pasiones, an improvised Spanish telenovela. He has performed on the UCB Theatre main stage as part of the Del Close Marathon, at the People’s Improv Theater for the New York Improv Festival, at the Magnet Theater in New York, on the Baltimore Improv Group stage, at the Chicago Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Boston Improv Festival, and the Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival. He is currently part of the comedy duo Grimacchio.
Before he began his improv career, Ralph worked in Los Angeles on the production teams of some memorable television shows and movies, including The World Stunt Awards, ABC’s 50th Anniversary Special, the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the feature film Seabiscuit. He was also Art Director on many independent videos and short films, and worked as the Assistant Art Director on the Showtime comedy series The Underground, starring Damon Wayans.
Ralph has studied under some of the most gifted improvisers in Philly, and workshopped with talents like Armando Diaz, Christian Capozzoli, Brian O’Connell, Craig Cackowski, Shaun Landry, Kevin Mullaney, Susan Messing, Christina Gausas, and 30 ROCK’s Scott Adsit.
When not performing, Ralph coaches independent teams in and around Philadelphia, and fprmerly directed PHIT House Team The Future. He also has a regular 9 to 5 job as Hub Admin/Customer Service Tech Support for BBYO, a worldwide Jewish leadership organization for high school teens.Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphAlpha