New York improviser: Philip  Markle

Philip Markle

Philip Markle is a professional actor, improviser, and teacher recently relocated to New York City from Chicago. He is the co-creator of the nationally-recognized Actors Training Center, where he acted as Associate Director, wrote curriculum, and taught actors and improvisers of all ages for 6 years. In Chicago, Philip produced and performed with theaters such as The Annoyance, iO, Second City Theatricals, Apollo Theatre, Neo-Futurists, Studio Be, Stage 773, Gorilla Tango, Donny's Skybox, and in the Chicago and SF Improv and Sketch Festivals. He proudly calls the Annoyance Theatre his home, where he acted in productions such as Co-Ed Prison Sluts, My So-Called Afterlife, Skinprov, Brunch Punkx, and many more. He took a four-month stint on the high seas performing 15 shows a week for Second City Theatricals on the NCL Epic, the cruise line's flagship. Philip is a proud company member of Barrel of Monkeys, teaching creative writing to elementary students under-served Chicago Public schools stories, then turning their stories into sketches and songs, and he was a frequent performer in the public show "That's Weird, Grandma!" He graduated from Northwestern University, where he majored in Theatre, and studied improv at iO and the Annoyance with teachers such as Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Rich Sohn, and Joe Bill. He is the Creator and Producer of the original musical improv show Happy Karaoke Fun Time! which toured Chicagoland schools and theaters and was featured live on the air on WCIU's "You And Me This Morning." Philip loves performing musical improv and has performed with The Deltones, Mintprov, and with Baby Wants Candy in Chicago, on the road, and in NYC. Philip wrote and performed his one-man show Sparkle Hour! at the Annoyance Theatre and in the 2013 International NY Fringe Festival.

He now resides in Williamsburg and acts as the NY Exec. Director of the Annoyance Theatre's shows and classes. in Brooklyn.

Twitter: @philmarkle