Phil Incorvia

Phil IncorviaPhil Incorvia began improvising in the late ’80s and has performed, directed, coached and taught just about every facet of the art.

In Portland, Phil was an early member of the Brody Theater’s mainstage, where he directed and taught as well.

At the turn-of-the-century he departed the Brody, first teaching long-form (including the Harold, the Movie, the Armando and more) at Portland Comedy Sportz, and was instrumental in the creation of several local improv super-groups, including, funnyBusiness, which performed at Mississippi Studios for over two years and can still be seen occasionally on local stages. Phil was also a founding member of Super Project Lab, performing multiple runs at Portland Center Stage’s Ellyn Bye Studio, and the PCPA’s Winningstad Theatre with guests ranging from a TriMet bus driver to Sam Adams to Storm Large. He has been a selected ensemble, trio, duo and solo performer multiple times at the Chicago, Seattle, Toronto and Kansas City improv festivals.

In the non-improv world, Phil directed the first season of the acclaimed radio show, Live Wire! He can still be found occasionally ‘philliing in’ as director, stage manager or hand-holder to the show’s lovable production staff.

Phil received much of his early training within ensembles lucky enough to work with (watch your toes, he’s dropping names!) improv Guru, Del Close as well as some of the country’s finest improvisers including: Kevin Dorff, Bob Dassie, Mick Napier, Joe Bill and Mark Sutton.

Offstage, Phil uses his story-telling chops to help companies and brands understand their story with Character, LLC, facilitates for groups—aiding with communication and collaboration, and is a video post-production consultant / editor. Long ago, Phil studied Anthropology at Grinnell college. He finds this relevant to his life every single day.