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Philly Improv Theater

Queer Practice Group

with Kelly Jennings


Come play and meet new people in this improv meetup facilitated by PHIT Education Director Kelly Jennings and PHIT instructors Johnny Di Sciascio, Emily Harnett, Francesca Martin. Free of charge and no experience required.

Note: this is a closed event and only for anyone who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Non Binary, Intersex, Asexual


Prerequisite: No experience necessary!

Date: Saturday 24 June 2023

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 p.m

Room: A

Instructors: Johnny Di Sciascio, Emily Harnett, Kelly Jennings, Francesca Martin



Johnny Di Sciascio:  Johnny currently teaches Levels 101, 201 and Intro to Musical Improv workshops for PHIT. Johnny has been performing/teaching improv since LITERAL middle school. He studied and performed improv for 2 additional years in College while at Conservatory in NYC. He's a HUGE fan of having as much fun as you possibly can whilst under the necessary guise of learning important skills and knowledge: an approach he strives to implement in any and every class he teaches. He also LOVES traveling! :)

Emily Harnett : Emily Harnett (they/them) Emily is a life long actor, writer, comedian and professional laugher. They earned their BFA in Acting from Point Park University. Emily previous studied at Emerson College’s Comedic Arts program. They currently write for their sketch channel which is launching in the next few month and perform stand up around Philly. They are passionate about teaching through play, exploration and acceptance.

Kelly Jennings (She/her): Kelly Jennings is the current Director of Education and Corporate Training for Philly Improv Theater. Kelly has been performing and teaching improv for over 30+ years. Most recently she taught for ComedySportz Philadelphia leading high school workshops, adult levels 101- 401, master classes, Rec League, Minor League Coach, and delivering Applied Improv workshops for corporate clients, and served as Co-Artistic Director. Kelly directed one of the first two long form teams at CSZ, DARKWOOD: Fairy tales for a modern age. Previously at PHIT she taught levels 101- 301, and an all women's Harold Class. She was a founding member of the Philly based long form team LunchLady Doris, and Cecily in Cecily and Gwendolyn's Fantastical. She is the show runner and producer of Timeprov - The Improvised Doctor Who Parody. Kelly is a member of Actors Equity.

Francesca Martin: Francesca (she/her) is thrilled to be back teaching Improv again! She studied Theatre at Florida State University, where she fell in love with improv, sketch comedy, and comedy writing. Francesca has had two original shows produced, and has worked theaters around Philly and the country! Currently, she is helping lead the PHIT Queer Practice Group and performing in Teacher’s Lounge at PHIT Harold Nights. In Francesca’s class, you can expect energy, excitement, patience, and zero judgment.



  • Jun 24th, 2023
    Sat from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Philly Improv Theater


2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Get directions

Room: A

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