PHIT is excited to welcome Kristen Schier to the role of Improv Producer on the Artistic Team! Kristen was formerly PHIT’s Season Producer, helming the theater’s longer run projects like this spring’s Millennium Quest: Warp Jawn. Her move to Improv Producer will open up many more opportunities for Kristen to shape the theater’s improv offerings as well as oversee PHIT’s improv house teams, helping make sure they have everything they need to succeed on our stage.
Kristen is a director, instructor, and house team member here at PHIT. She is also the Artistic Director and a performer with The N Crowd, a popular short form theater group that performs weekly to packed houses at The Actor’s Center. In addition has a B.F.A. in Theater Arts from the University of the Arts – where she is also an adjunct professor in improv and acting – and has been working in Philly as a professional actress, improviser and teacher for several years. She currently performs as a part of PHIT house team The Future and as one half of the immensely popular duo The Kristen & Amie Show (The Amie & Kristen Show).
“Kristen is one of the most amazing performers and instructors I’ve ever met. Her command of the nuance of performing comedy is mind-blowing, and her insights into what works and what doesn’t on stage are spot on. Her process is informed by her years of training and performances, and I know that the improv facet of the theater is in good hands with her. I’m really excited about the future!” – Ralph Andracchio, Artistic Director
Kristen will begin in the Improv Producer role immediately. Please join us in giving Kristen a warm welcome to the position!