Kristin KP Sgarro (they/them) is a nonbinary actor, musician, and emcee in New York City.
Having worked in styles ranging from classical to contemporary and devised theater for over a decade, some of their favorite NY credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Twelfth Night (Feste, Viola), Under Woodside (Skeeter, original cast), Othello (Emilia), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena; Hermia), This Is Not What It's Supposed To Be (Devising Ensemble), Storm, Still (Goneril). Also a dabbler in new works and devised theater, their work can be found in various projects with AMiOS, No Exit Theater Collective, Regeneration Theater, and in new works hosted by The Tank, The Bechdel Group, and SheNYC. They are fortunate to have spent this spring workshopping new plays, including Victoria Fragnito's With Dignity (Marti), Luis Roberto Herrera's Blood On These Hands (Muerte, Guitar & Original Music), and Kaitlin Gould's Mirrors, which makes its NYC premiere this May at Teatro Latea.
In their off-hours (ha!), they helm the ship as the Founder and Artistic Director of Match: Lit, a [let’s-mess-with-]Shakespeare company, where they emcee its monthly reading series, BARDcore: a Sunday-Funday night in which bar trivia meets a clever adaptation of a Shakespeare play.
As a musician, Kristin works in venues all over the city, and has composed original music and arranged music for many independent NYC theater companies, including Match: Lit (Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Othello), AMiOS' SHOTZ! series ("Shared Communal Space", And SHOTZ! For Something Virtually Different), Everyday Inferno (Iphigenia Among the Taurians’ a cappella chorus), and for Victoria Fragnito's Scar Tissue, among others. Select MD credits include The Last Five Years (reorchestrations and new arrangements, conductor/live piano), Assassins, Captain Louie (Conductor/Piano 1 for live remote orchestra), Schoolhouse Rock Live!, A Year With Frog And Toad, and one-woman Fringe favorites Fate, Fury, and Musical Theater and Monica Lewinsky Sings Your Heart Out!.
Life is too short to not live an honest one, so make the most of yourself, truly - for that is all that there is of you. [RWE]
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