Kristen Schier is a Philadelphia-based improviser. She is a member of shortform company The N Crowd, and also performs and teaches at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT), where she is a member of house team Fletcher. Her groups PonyCoat and Auditorium made her a two time Grand Champion of Troika, a Philly based improv competition.
Kristen Schier is the Artistic Director of The Philly N Crowd, which performs weekly shows at The Actor's Center. Before coming to PHIT she taught improv for Delaware Theater Company, Drexel University, and The Actor's Center.
She 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. She has worked with Commonwealth Classic Theater Company, Ego Po, and Vagabond Acting Troupe. She has appeared in many productions including the originally created Art of War, which received a Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble.
Kristen has studied clowning intensively with Giovanni Fusetti. She has also studied improv for a brief time at The Second City in Chicago. She has taken workshops with such improv notables as Michael Gelman, Jill Bernard, Asaf Ronen and many members of the UCB Theater in New York City. When she is not on stage, Kristen is incredibly absent minded and susceptible to fraud.