The Bright Invention Ensemble
The Bright Invention ensemble practices and performs longform improvisation, expanding the genre, and 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.
Bright Invention returns to its collaboration with Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company, Jenkintown Dance Arts and Abington Arts Center to present an Original Practices production of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces: Macbeth.
Original Practices refers to an approach to performing Shakespeare’s plays which attempts to replicate the way we think his actor’s prepared them. This means:
no conventional rehearsals
actors responsible for their own costumes and props, etc.
the first time we do it for real is opening night!
This is the fifth Original Practices co-production we have been involved with, and this year the show will feature the work of four members of our ensemble: Benjamin Lloyd, Eric Walker, Jr., Shea Sonsky and Joshua Kirwin.
Opens Monday August 5th, 7 pm, at Abington Art Center. Four shows only - pay what you can!
Abington Arts Center
515 Meetinghouse Rd.
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Tokio Headhouse Sushi / 122 Lombard Street / Philadelphia, PA 19147
Sushi and improv . . . they go together like . . . well, they just go together! Especially now as Bright Invention performs our downtown shows each month upstairs in the Tokio Ballroom at Madame Saito's!
Come at 6 for drinks and sushi downstairs, then come up to the ballroom for our show at 7:00 pm, and enjoy our special brand of intimate long form improvisation!
Pay On Your Way! See the show for free and then donate as you leave!
Full cash bar upstairs!
Easy to locate venue: just off of Headhouse Square in Society Hill, Philadelphia!
Remaining shows in 2019:
Let us make some magic for your party, event, fundraiser or nonprofit!
Room with a Clue, our interactive, living Clue game! Col. Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Prof. Plumb, Mrs. Peacock and the others each have a room in your house or facility, and clues about whodunnit! A fun, audience interactive experience!
Objects of Affection, our private party form using objects guests bring to celebrate the cause or guest of honor!
Improvathon! Let us raise money for your organization or cause - we begin improvising and we don’t stop until the goal is met!
Improv with Dinner with Friends. A meal shared by actors and audience together - for a cause, a theme or just for fun! And then, a show we create spontaneously about the meal and the connections we are making! Great for corporate events, board retreats, large gatherings.
The Bright Invention ensemble:
The following artists acted and rehearsed with Bright Invention for a significant time, and their contributions to the ensemble are lasting.