White Pines Productions uses improvisation to empower individuals and organizations to unlock their potential.


White Pines Access

Bringing creative transformation to your community or group!

Using applied improvisation and building long-term relationships, White Pines provides a suite of programs delivered at host venues and all based on the following features:

  • In-depth work by White Pines’ skilled actors, teaching artists and facilitators.
  • Individually tailored programs, designed with host/partner organizations, to specifically address the needs and desires of that organization.
  • Creative content based on theatrical improvisation, promoting spontaneity, confidence, teamwork and creative problem-solving.
  • Radical inclusion, making no distinctions or assumptions about any individual’s ability to participate creatively.

Click below to learn more about these White Pines Access programs: 

Bright Invention

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The creative engine for White Pines: presenting improv shows and other performances!

Bright Invention is a longform improv ensemble that performs community-based shows which explore "immersive improv", which softens the boundary between audience and actor. We create our shows from our personal interactions with our guests, and our shows feel more like dinner parties and less like plays.  Bright Invention is the White Pines ensemble, and works within the mission of White Pines Productions.

Bright Invention does shows at the White Pines Place in Elkins Park, at venues in downtown Philadelphia, and at site-specific shows at museums, mansions and private homes. 

Bright Invention members are "citizen artists" who have made a commitment to their own communities, and - through White Pines - to the communities we serve and perform for. 

Transition

Thank you for four amazing years in Elkins Park!

At White Pines, we often speak of transformation. We are committed to the way artistic creativity transforms the giver and the receiver. Our foundational art form is improvisation, a style of performing in a constant state of transformation.

People transform and so do organizations. So with this email, we share with you news of our next transformation!

After an in-depth strategic review, we are moving on to focus on our work with client and partner organizations at their sites. We will continue to offer classes and shows in improvisation, workshops in creative corporate training, and extraordinary work with people with disabilities. But this work will no longer happen at the White Pines Place. We will be leaving our lovely little studio on High School Road August 31st.

Rest assured: we will be offering classes in the fall for our Cheltenham and Abington township communities! Stay tuned for more announcements about the dates and new locations for these, plus improv shows and stand up comedy, and other cool news . . . like exciting new work we are scheming up in Philly!

See ya 'round the 'hood,
Ben, Dani and the Ensemble.

Call or email with questions: discover.wpp@gmail.com, 877-674-8338.

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Our Featured Video: So You Want To Be An Actor, by Elias Rosen. A special project of White Pines Productions, supporting our work with youth with disabilities. To support this work, please click here. Featured in the video: Elias Rosen and Benjamin Lloyd. Video shot by Jill Spector.

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