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Kristin Sgarro

 
Bio:
Kristin Sgarro (they/them) is a nonbinary actor, musician, and emcee in New York City. For over a decade, Kristin has been working as an actor/director almost exclusively in Shakespeare's canon, and in that time has appeared in Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Twelfth Night (Feste, Viola, Olivia), Othello ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Kristin Sgarro (they/them) is a nonbinary actor, musician, and emcee in New York City. For over a decade, Kristin has been working as an actor/director almost exclusively in Shakespeare's canon, and in that time has appeared in Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Twelfth Night (Feste, Viola, Olivia), Othello ... (read complete bio)
 

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Rachel Weekley and Kristin Sgarro Photo

Rachel Weekley and Kristin Sgarro

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02/24/2022
Kristin Sgarro and Nazlah Black Photo

Kristin Sgarro and Nazlah Black

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02/24/2022
Caroline Rose Leon, Caitlyn McCain, Kristin Sgarro Photo

Caroline Rose Leon, Caitlyn McCain, Kristin Sgarro

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02/19/2020
 Rudi Utter*, Sheleah Harris, Daniel Cabrera, Kristin Sgarro, Caitlyn McCain, Anna St Photo

Rudi Utter*, Sheleah Harris, Daniel Cabrera, Kristin Sgarro, Caitlyn McCain, Anna Stacy, Joe Raik, and Lauren Wainwright*

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02/19/2020
The cast of 'FIVE AND DIME' features Nicole Greevy, Ariana Figueroa, Chris Clark, Mon Photo

The cast of 'FIVE AND DIME' features Nicole Greevy, Ariana Figueroa, Chris Clark, Monica Rey, Lynnsey Lewis, Sonja Gabrielsen, Elliot Frances Flynn, Kristin Sgarro, and Rebeca Miller.

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11/06/2017
 

Kristin Sgarro Biography

Kristin Sgarro (they/them) is a nonbinary actor, musician, and emcee in New York City.

For over a decade, Kristin has been working as an actor/director almost exclusively in Shakespeare's canon, and in that time has appeared in Romeo & Juliet (Romeo), Twelfth Night (Feste, Viola, Olivia), Othello (Emilia), As You Like It (Celia, Phebe/LeBeau), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena, Hermia), and many more. Also a dabbler in new works and devised theater, their work can be observed in various projects with AMiOS, No Exit Theater Collective, Regeneration Theater, and in new works hosted by The Bechdel Group, SheNYC, and The Tank. They also recently debuted the love-lorn Skeeter in Juliann Lavallee's Under Woodside in the summer of 2021.

In their off-hours, Kristin helms the fort as the Founding Artistic Director of Match: Lit, a [let’s-mess-with-]Shakespeare company, and emcees its monthly reading series BARDcore, where a clever adaptation of a Shakespeare play meets trivia over libations with fellow Shakesnerds.

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 (As You Like It, Othello, and 2022's Twelfth Night), AMiOS' SHOTZ! series ("Shared Communal Space", And SHOTZ! For Something Virtually Different), Everyday Inferno (Iphigenia Among the Taurians’ a cappella chorus), and for Victoria M. Fragnito's new play, 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!.

A firm believer in representation, Kristin aims to tell updated versions of classic stories with the bodies of modern people, both to address the inequities so often experienced in classical theater and to show young theatergoers everywhere that they, too, can tell - and play a part in - all kinds of stories.




Kristin Sgarro News

Photos: Match:Lit to Present Queer TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Photos: Match:Lit to Present Queer TWELFTH NIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

Independent theater company Match: Lit will present a queer take on Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Zeynep Akca. TWELFTH NIGHT runs through February 27 at Westbeth Community Room & Gallery (55 Bethune Street, New York, NY).

Student Blog: Victoria Fragnito's SCAR TISSUE is a Simple Yet Powerful Play Photo Student Blog: Victoria Fragnito's SCAR TISSUE is a Simple Yet Powerful Play
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Feb 1, 2022

Scar Tissue is a play that revolves around two roommates, Jessica (playwright Victoria Fragnito) and Sam (Rita McCann), each going through their own struggles in dealing with toxic relationships from their pasts. Jessica is attempting to break free from the memories of a man she dated in college, Luke (Nick Ritacco), a man who haunts her current relationship with Jack (Brandon Ford Green). Sam, on the other hand, is struggling with her relationship with her sister, Hannah (Jillian Vitko), who abandoned her in a time of need. When both women have to face their pasts head-on, truths are revealed and realities are shattered, threatening the relationship between the two roommates.

Match: Lit to Present HENRY V And TWELFTH NIGHT In Rep Beginning in February Photo Match: Lit to Present HENRY V And TWELFTH NIGHT In Rep Beginning in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2022

Independent theater company Match: Lit will brings two Shakespeare's HENRY V and TWELFTH NIGHT performed in rotating repertory at the Westbeth Community Room & Gallery beginning February 18th.

Photos: First Look at SCAR TISSUE at The Players Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at SCAR TISSUE at The Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022

Scar Tissue, a bold new play by Victoria Fragnito, today released a first look at production photos for the world premiere engagement. Get a first look at the show below. 

SCAR TISSUE Begins Performances This Thursday At The Players Theater Photo SCAR TISSUE Begins Performances This Thursday At The Players Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

The world premiere of Scar Tissue, a bold new play by Victoria Fragnito, begins performances this Thursday, January 13th on the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street).

Cast Announced for SCAR TISSUE at the Players Theatre Photo Cast Announced for SCAR TISSUE at the Players Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 30, 2021

Announced today is the world premiere of Scar Tissue, a bold new play by Victoria Fragnito, who makes her NYC playwrighting debut. Featuring direction by Jenn Susi and music by Kristin Sgarro, Scar Tissue is set to premiere on the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street) with performances beginning Thursday, January 13, and set to run through Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Photo Flash: Match: Lit Faces The Music With William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Photo Photo Flash: Match: Lit Faces The Music With William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2020

This February, rising indie Shakespeare company Match: Lit brings to its audience one of William Shakespeare's best-loved comedies in As You Like It. The production is directed by Laurel Andersen (Barefoot Shakespeare, Occupy Verona, Turn To Flesh Productions) and is produced by Match: Lit's Executive Artistic Director, Kristin Sgarro, who also serves as the production's composer and musical director. The production will open Thursday, February 13 and close Sunday, February 23.

Match: Lit Presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Photo Match: Lit Presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2020

This February, rising indie Shakespeare company Match: Lit brings to its audience one of William Shakespeare's best-loved comedies in As You Like It. The production is directed by Laurel Andersen (Barefoot Shakespeare, Occupy Verona, Turn To Flesh Productions) and is produced by Match: Lit's Executive Artistic Director, Kristin Sgarro, who also serves as the production's composer and musical director. The production will open Thursday, February 13 and close Sunday, February 23.

Casting Announced For Match: Lit AS YOU LIKE IT Photo Casting Announced For Match: Lit AS YOU LIKE IT
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2020

Casting has been announced for Match: Lit's mainstage production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, presented at the Access Theater Gallery in February 2020.

Andre Ozim Performs In Upcoming Match: Lit 2019 Shakespeare Reading Photo Andre Ozim Performs In Upcoming Match: Lit 2019 Shakespeare Reading
by Julie Musbach - Oct 15, 2019

This fall, Match: Lit celebrates the dawn of its fifth season with a third round of BARDcore: fun cuts of Shakespeare's plays read over trivia and drinks at the cozy Q.E.D. in Astoria, NY.