Bright Invention uses improvisation to empower individuals and organizations to unlock their potential.
Formerly White Pines Productions, Inc.
Bright Invention is a longform improvisation ensemble that specializes in "immersive improv", softening the boundary between audience and actor. For our audiences, Bright Invention extends the gift of personalized improvised performance which, in the best moments, feels scripted and leaves audiences stunned, moved to tears and laughter, and unified in their humanity. We believe that (y)our stories, relationships, and personal truths are connective tissues that, when crafted and shared, bring seemingly disparate people together. Our shows are sweet, sad, funny, wistful - every color in the rainbow!
Now performing in
Common Space, Ardmore, PA
Smoke and Mirrors Theater, Huntingdon Valley, PA
Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Philadelphia
Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Elkins Park
soon - Center City Philadelphia
CCT is our innovative consulting service for any company or organization that relies on excellent person-to-person interaction. We support team-building, sensitivity training, conflict resolution, change management, and customer service. We coach lawyers, doctors and executives in outstanding live presentations. We have worked with GlaxoSmithKline, the LeBow School of Business, University City District and the YMCA among others.
Scenario-based workshops based on structured improvisations – where we do the performing!
Training tailor-made to focus on the client’s goals.
Comprehensive team-building for your company and skilled coaching for individuals, resulting in lasting improvement.
Competitively priced workshops include planning, preparation, delivery and follow up.
Ability In Action is a comprehensive, immersive and experiential program for youth and young adults living with a disability. Ability In Action utilizes performance creativity and embodied activities to enhance social skills, verbal and physical expression, communication and self determination.
Participants engage in Storytelling, Drama, Movement and Improvisation activities which explore specifics themes curated to each group we work with. One workshop may explore the challenges in day to day workplace interactions while other workshops may help participants talk about relationships. Each Ability in Action experience addresses the personalized goals and needs of the participants. The active and engaging creative work of Ability In Action builds confidence, expressive capability and enhances creative problem solving and critical thinking. Ability In Action builds a safe and supportive (and fun!) social environment which encourages risk-taking, deeper relationships and personal growth through embodied techniques and ensemble building.
“The lightbulb went off for me about half-way through my first Improv session with Benjamin Lloyd. I wanted to become more ‘comfortable with the uncomfortable’ that coincides with my fast-paced day job. I work in an industry that requires agility, resilience and quick thinking. Improv offered a different set of tools to tackle these issues quickly and effectively far and apart from my years of experience and conventional training. I wanted to immediately share this experience with my colleagues!” - April Cohen, adult student and CCT client.
CCT clients include:
Freedom Valley YMCA
Drexel University LeBow School of Business
Philadelphia City Hall
University City District