The Bright Invention Ensemble
Our approach to improvisation is grounded in theatrical training and dramatic technique. We think of ourselves as actors. We approach each other onstage with the same intensity and preparation that any script-based actor brings to her work. And - while our work is not exclusively comic - we are champions for comedy, believing that laughter is the first doorway to transformation.
Bright Invention does not wish to simply create more improvised theater, but rather, to expand the boundaries of the form through experimentation, incorporation of varied artistic mediums, and new ways of interacting with, and soliciting information from audience members. We are a long form improvisation ensemble expanding the genre, and dedicated to deepening the connection between actors and audience in all we do.
Oh and did we mention . . . it’s fun!
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.
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.
Shows in Center City
Stay tuned for more information about immersive improv shows in the city!
Room with a Clue! Join us at the extraordinary mansion at Glen Foerd on the Delaware for our interactive Clue game! As you explore the rooms of this beautifully preserved guided age home, you will meet Col. Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Prof. Plum and others. Who did it, in which room, with which weapon? You are the sleuths in this fun and interactive show! Two consecutive Sunday nights: 2 shows per night at 6 and 8 pm, October 21st and 28th!
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!
The Bright Invention ensemble:
The following performers acted and rehearsed with Bright Invention for a significant time, and their contributions to the ensemble are lasting.