The IMPROVATHON returns!

Bright Invention presents the return of . . . 

 

The Improvathon!

The Bright Invention Ensemble

The Bright Invention Ensemble

Blanka Zizka spanking Benjamin Lloyd onstage at IMPROVATHON 2014

Blanka Zizka spanking Benjamin Lloyd onstage at IMPROVATHON 2014

In December of 2014 the improv group Bright Invention accomplished the unthinkable: they improvised for 24 hours straight in Philly’s first Improvathon! At that historic event, they were joined onstage by Philly arts and culture luminaries such as Brian Anthony Wilson (Creed, The Wire), Sharon Geller (Saturday Night Live), and Blanka Zizka, Artistic director for the Wilma Theatre who spanked Bright invention Artistic Director Benjamin Lloyd on stage during an improv! 

Now for Philly Theater Week 2019 they will bring the Improvathon back, this time to raise money for the William Way LGBT Community Center. That’s right on Saturday February 9that Arch Street Quaker Meeting House, they will begin improvising and won’t stop until they have raised $500 for William Way! 

 

But wait – there’s more!

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In order for them stop improvising – Gritty must show up! That’s right! Achieving their philanthropic goals is not enough! Philly’s new mascot sensation must appear at this feat of creative endurance in order to save them from improvising themselves into an early grave! 

What will happy on February 9th? Will Bright Invention raise enough money for Philly’s LGBT champions? Will the great orange-bearded monster appear? Will members of the ensemble expire from exhaustion, giggle fits and hallucinations? What special guests will appear on stage to support them?

The William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia.

The William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia.

Click here for tickets!

Don’t miss this epic improv event! 

  • Date and time:

  • Saturday February 9th, 10 am - ?

  • Location

  • Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

Arch Street Quaker Meeting House, 4th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia: the location of the IMPROVATHON 2019!

Arch Street Quaker Meeting House, 4th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia: the location of the IMPROVATHON 2019!

Tickets are free – donations accepted for The William Way LGBT Community Center

Contact: 

Benjamin Lloyd

877-674-8338

ben@brightinvention.org

www.brightinvention.org

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CCT free Drinks & Demo event Monday October 22nd!

Program director Benjamin Lloyd at GlaxoSmithKline workshop in North Carolina.

Program director Benjamin Lloyd at GlaxoSmithKline workshop in North Carolina.

Ensemble members Bob Stineman and Eric Walker in a workshop for The West Philly Skills Initiative.

Ensemble members Bob Stineman and Eric Walker in a workshop for The West Philly Skills Initiative.

Bright Invention's Creative Corporate Training program uses innovative "scenario-based" training, employing structured improvisations, games and exercises to support extraordinary communication, customer service and teamwork!

Come to this free event and see us do our thing in person! Bring a friend whose awesome organization thrives on outstanding person-to-person interaction.

Program Director Benjamin Lloyd leads a workshop for GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia.

Program Director Benjamin Lloyd leads a workshop for GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia.

Monday October 22nd.  

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia -
Mars Drinks Conference Center, Engagement Room, 
200 S. Broad St, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Social time 2:30 - 3 pm

  • Demo 3 - 3:45 pm

  • Bring friends!

Welcome to the new White Pines Productions

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And it’s called . . . well you can see what it’s called!

After a careful strategic review, we decided to close our little studio in Elkins Park and become a performing arts organization without a brick and mortar home. This gives us the ability to be an even more nimble and adaptable company, bringing improvisation to multiple audiences.

We do three things:

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perform and teach improvisation,



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Work and play creatively with people with disabilities.

The fall of 2018 is full of fun events and activities!

  • improvisation shows in Ardmore, Huntingdon Valley, and soon - Center City!

  • Creative Corporate Training workshops for the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative!

  • another great year of Acting Out! for youth with disabilities!

  • classes in improv at The Cheltenham Center for the Arts!

  • site-specific living Clue game at Glen Foerd on the Delaware!

So explore our new site, and learn more about the ways you can remain a part of Bright Invention!

The ensemble performing recently at Smoke & Mirrors theater, Huntingdon Valley, PA.

The ensemble performing recently at Smoke & Mirrors theater, Huntingdon Valley, PA.