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Making Mischief – Kristen Schier
Sat, 8 October 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT
Making Mischief – Kristen Schier (PHL)
In this workshop we borrow from the world of childhood, mischief and clown to make the idea of collaboration and “yes and” feel more dangerous. We will learn to exploit a sense of complicity with yourself, your scene partner and the audience for performance. The exercises in the workshop will call upon your a sense of play, risk and vulnerability all while encouraging you to trust the power and titillation found in your inner criminal.
Kristen Schier is a teacher at the University of the Arts as well as a performer, instructor and Improv Producer at the Philly Improv Theater. She is also the Artistic Director of The Philly N Crowd, which performs weekly improv shows at The Actor’s Center. She has taught improv for Delaware Theater Company, Drexel University, and The Actor’s Center. Kristen has a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from the University of the Arts and has been working in Philly as a professional actor, improviser and teacher for several years. As an actor she has worked with Commonwealth Classic Theater Company, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Ego Po. She has appeared in many productions including the originally created Art of War, which received a Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble. Kristen has also studied clowning intensively with Virginia Scott and Giovanni Fusetti. She has studied improv at The Second City, the Annoyance Theater in Chicago and the Magnet Theater in NYC.