The Bright Invention Ensemble

Bright Invention is a long form improvisation ensemble expanding the genre, and dedicated to deepening the connection between actors and audience in all we do. We are a fun and diverse group having a blast getting laughs, provoking tears and transforming lives.

 Suzanne Anderson and Aaron Roberge in a show

Suzanne Anderson and Aaron Roberge in a show

Shows at Common Space, Ardmore

25 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore PA 19003

At this charming storefront community space in Ardmore, PA. we bring intimate duet shows for audiences clustered around tables, and enjoying the delicious snacks and drinks served there. Shows generally run between 30 and 40 minutes.

 Bob Stineman and benjamin Lloyd Perform at Smoke & Mirrors

Bob Stineman and benjamin Lloyd Perform at Smoke & Mirrors

Shows at Smoke & Mirrors, Huntingdon Valley

2840 Pine Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

The Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater is a fully appointed professional performing arts venue with two small theaters. We perform our full show with six actors in their cabaret theater where guests can BYOB and enjoy snacks while begin entertained! Shows run an hour.

Please note: you must purchase tickets in advance for the Smoke & Mirrors shows.

 Kiersten Adams and Eric Walker, Jr. perform

Kiersten Adams and Eric Walker, Jr. perform

Shows in Center City

Stay tuned for more information about immersive improv shows in the city!


Special Events!

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One Night Only at Cheltenham Center for the Arts! Bright Invention returns to Elkins Park for a special show at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Friday November 30th, 8 pm! Come enjoy your friendly neighborhood improvisors on the Main Stage at CCA, sharing their latest show The Sun and its Planets - created spontaneously onstage right in front of you, never to be repeated. Don't miss it!

Click here for tickets and more info!


The Bright Invention ensemble:

Members Emeritus

The following artists acted and rehearsed with Bright Invention for a significant time, and their contributions to the ensemble are lasting. 

Jennifer MacMillan, Katherine Perry, Jerry Perna, Randi Alexis Hickey,  Langston Hamilton Darby, Eva Farrell, Ed Swidey, Kristin Norine, Josh Totora, Martha Kemper, Sarah Knittel.