Kristin Firth

Improviser, since 2005

I am an improvised theater performer and teacher.

Performance - Troupes

Swan Year

Philadelphia Improv Theater house team

since 2015

Performing most Wednesdays at PHIT's Harold Night.

Revlis: Improv... FROM THE FUTURE

Solo show.

since 2010

A girl from the future who tells stories and interacts with the audience.

Firth&Arjet

Two person troupe with Jessica Arjet.

2007-2012

Various improvised formats, often emotionally driven and character focused:
Once Upon a Time - A fairy tale influenced by many audience suggestions.
Tomboys - Two girls that don't act quite like girls get into trouble and adventures.
Always a Bridesmaid... - A wedding with a lot of audience ("reception") interaction.
Duologues - Two characters explored through monologues and scenes.

Other Past troupes

2005 - 2010

Dancy Street D'Orchestra, The Love Notes, Flying Theater Machine, Skipfield, Improv For Evil, A Sip of Chantico, Chantico Warfare

Performance - Shows

Pocketful of Posies

Salvage Vanguard Theater

Jul/Aug 2012

An Improvised New Wave film following the adventures of a pair of female friends.

The Joss Whedon Pajama Party

The Institution Theater

June 2012

Improv and sketch in a variety show celebrating all of Joss Whedon's works.

The Cherry Bowl

Salvage Vanguard Theater

Feb/Mar 2012

A silent Commedia del Arte interpretation of Chekhov's play directed by Ben Schave.

Charles Dickens Unleased

Hideout Theatre

Nov/Dec 2011

Improvised plays inspired by Charles Dickens set in bleak victorian England.

False Matters

Salvage Vanguard Theatre

May/June 2011

Improvised stories in the style of the works of Philip K. Dick.

The Violet Underbelly: Improvised Noir

Hideout Theatre

Mar/Apr 2011

Full length improvised stories inspired by classic noir films, emphasizing tone and character work.

Austin Secrets

Hideout Theatre

Jan/Feb 2010, Jan/Feb 2011

An exploration of secrets in a variety of acts, with a range of scenes from funny to sad or touching.

Who is T. Henry Baudecliffe

Hideout Theatre

Jul/Aug 2010

Stories that incorporate movement, scoring, and surrealism, inspired by pieces of an artist's work..

The Plagiarists

Hideout Theatre

Nov/Dec 2009, May 2010

A full-length play with each actor improvising in the style of a unique playwright.

Ongoing rotating-cast shows

Hideout Theatre

since 2005

Maestro (directing/playing), Pick Your Own Path, Nightmare Video Project, Fancy Pants Mashup

Past shows

Hideout Theatre

since 2005

Theatresports, This Week Tonight, Charles Dickens Unleashed, Improvised Shakespeare, Austin's Next Top Improviser, Hyperlinks, Haunted, Vinyl Destination, The Movie

Teacher

The Institution Theater

Instructor, 101

Instructor, 201

Teaching Assistant, 101

Teaching Assistant, 201

2010-2012

The Hideout Theatre

Teaching Assistant, 101

Teaching Assistant, 201

Teacher, kids 4-6

2009

Workshops

Failing Fabulously, Gaming Convention Workshop (GenCon, Big Bad Con)

Improv For Gamers, Gaming Convention Workshop (Dreamation)

Honing Your Instincts, Hideout Theatre Essential Elective

Adults, intro to improv

Teens, two day intro to improv

troupe, Invocation Openings

troupe, Keith Johnstone exercises

2009 - 2011

Festivals

Philadelphia Improv Festival

Firth&Arjet

2011,2012

Hawaii Improvaganza

Revlis

mmmmK

2011

Chicago Improv Festival

Revlis

Firth&Arjet

2009, 2011

Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival

Revlis

Firth&Arjet

Austin Secrets

Skipfield

Maestro

Vinyl Destination

2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Ladies Are Funny Festival

Firth&Arjet

Maestro

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

Firth&Arjet

2011

FronteraFest

Revlis

Firth&Arjet

Improv For Evil

2007,2009,2011

Duofest

Firth&Arjet

2010

New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival

Firth&Arjet

2010

New Orleans Improv Festival

Firth&Arjet

2009

Wafflefest

Maestro

Improv For Evil

2006, 2007

Del Close Marathon

Chantico Warfare

2006

Training

Solo Improv

Jill Bernard

Asaf Ronen

2007, 2010

Improvised Singing

Aden Kirschner, Shana Merlin, Jason Laney, Michael Brockman. Merlin-Works Institute

2009 - 2010

Viewpoints

David Razowsky

2009

Narrative Improv

Shana Merlin, Andy Crouch. Merlin-Works Institute

Roy Janik, Kareem Badr. Coaching Skipfield

2007, 2008

Improv

Anthony King, Peter Gwinn, Will Hines, Doug Moe, Julie Brister, Jason Mantzoukas, Michael Delaney, Billy Merritt, and Dyna Moe. Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NYC

Chris Caniglia. Peoples Improv Theater, NYC

Armando Diaz, Rachael Hamilton. Magnet Theater, NYC

Troy Miller, Andy Crouch. Hideout Theatre, Austin

2005 - 2006

Acting, Meisner

Joel Rooks, Deborah Jackel. William Esper Studios, NYC

2005 - 2006

Sketch, writing and performance

Alex Zalben, Kevin Allison. Peoples Improv Theater, NYC

Justin York, Michael Jastroch. Coldtowne Theater, Austin

2006

Misc.

Four Day Intensive. Keith Johnstone.

Slow Comedy. Bob Acevedo.

Singing/voice lessons. Akina Adderley.

One-person scripted. Jen Nails.

Masks. Per Brahe.

Voice and Speech. Patricia Fletcher.

2005 - 2010

Plus assorted one-off improv workshops and sessions taught by: Ali Farahnakian, Asaf Ronen, Ben Schave, Bill Arnett, Bob Dassie, Charna Halpbern, Chris Gethard, Craig Rennak, Dan O'Connor, Dave Buckman, Jill Bernard, Mark Sutton, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Michael Joplin, Mick Napier, Neil Casey, Patti Stiles, Stephen Wilder, Susan Messing, Tom Booker, Will Hines, Zach Ward, Zach Woods