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.

Shea Sonsky and Eric Walker, Jr.

Shea Sonsky and Eric Walker, Jr.

Coming soon . . .

New shows downtown!

That’s us!

That’s us!


Tokio Headhouse Sushi, Philadelphia, 122 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sushi and improv . . . they go together like . . . well, they just go together! Especially now as Bright Invention launches our downtown shows upstairs in the Tokio Ballroom at Mademe 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 remember dates: first Saturdays!

  • Easy to locate venue: just off of Headhouse Square in Society Hill, Philadelphia!

ENSEMBLE PERFORMING  Room with a Clue  at the Glen Foerd Mansion

ENSEMBLE PERFORMING Room with a Clue at the Glen Foerd Mansion

Special shows

Let us make some magic for your party, event, fundraiser or nonprofit!

  • Room with a Clue, our interactive, living Clue game!

  • 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!

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.