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Kristi McKay

Kristi McKay

After studying Theatre Performance at GVSU, Kristi McKay moved to Chicago, where she's been continuing her training in improv at IO Chicago, Annoyance Theatre and is currently in the Second City Conservatory program. She is is also currently undertaking her MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Goddard College, Port Townsend, where her focus is on storytelling, improvisation and comedy studies as a source of inspiration for her full length theatrical productions that elevate women's roles in theater. In the spring of 2011, she wrote and directed her first full length production called EAT CAKE. Kristi can be seen improvising on the stages of ComedySportz Chicago or acting in the soon-to-be released web series Skirmishes. She is an associate company member of Cornservatory Theater, the marketing coordinator and graphic designer for Collaboraction Theater, theatrical editorial writer for Geek|Chic Magazine, writes an independent team improv review blog called Causing A Scene and is now the manager of the GTT Improv Zoo ensemble program and coaches the house teams at Gorilla Tango Theatre. Kristi just finished a monologue photo book called "Vulnerable Enough" to be released in early 2012. Please visit her web site to see her most current projects and try to keep up with her if you dare www.wix.com/kristimckayperformer/quirkyredhead. PERFORMER: http://www.wix.com/kristimckayperformer/quirkyredhead DESIGNER: http://www.wix.com/kristimckay/kristimckaycreative WRITER: http://causingascene.wordpress.com/ About the book: Vulnerable Enough: A beautiful photography filled monologue book that takes a unique and introspective look at some of women's relationship to food and her self esteem through the eyes of various characters. Each of the monologues were inspired by actual events and feelings from women around the world who contributed answers to anonymous surveys. Collaborating with Chicago photographer John Abbott, the writer, Kristi McKay, becomes the model, revealing her vulnerable side in front of the camera to embody each character.

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