Improvised Absurdist One-Act Plays by Portland’s Kristen Schier and Philadelphia’s Nick Gillette. Professional idiocy in a world of amateur idiots. Drawing from the theatrical traditions of Albee, Ionesco, and Beckett, two veteran improvisors launch themselves into a newly generated world of absurdity and existentialist themes. Since its inception in 2014, the Wadsworth Constant has continued to astound and delight audiences from coast to coast.
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ABOUT NICK GILLETTE
NICK GILLETTE (he/him) is a physical theatre artist and improviser. Co-founder emeritus of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. Graduate of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, 2014 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks resident artist, and 2016 Colgate University Christian A. Johnson resident artist, 2021 FringeArts Audience Choice Award winner for Comedy/Improv. With Almanac, he has devised and performed dozens of critically acclaimed nu-circus works. Co-creator of improvised absurdist plays with The Wadsworth Constant. Had performed with Cabaret Red Light, BRAT Productions, Lighting Rod Special, Pig Iron Theatre Co., Alex Bechtel, International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City, and Vancouver International Improv Festival’s International Ensemble. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and children.
ABOUT KRISTEN SCHIER
Kristen Schier (she/her) is the Co Artistic Director of Curious Comedy Theater in Portland Oregon. In addition to teaching and directing Kristen brings extensive performance experience in both scripted and unscripted theater, as well as clown. Kristen has toured both internationally and around the country performing, teaching and headlining at improv festivals in Seattle, Edmonton, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Montreal, Providence, Austin, DC, Baltimore and Detroit – to name a few. Kristen has a BFA in the Performing Arts from The University of the Arts Ira Brind School of Theater, where she was a Senior Lecturer having taught Acting for Non-Majors, Freshmen Acting Studio and Improvisation for the Actor. In addition to training she received at UArts Kristen continued to pursue her education in long-form improvisation with intensives at The Second City in Chicago, The Annoyance Theater in Chicago and The Magnet Theater in New York as well as workshops in physical theater through Pig Iron and The Movement Theater Studio in New York City.
All audience members must present their vaccination card before entering the performance space. All audience members and audience facing staff will be required to wear a mask. All performers will be fully vaccinated, will be performing without a mask, and will be at least 10 feet from the closest audience members. If the CDC and/or the city of Philadelphia eases or tightens restrictions, those changes will be considered before being implemented. All audience members are expected to comply with our theater’s requests regarding these important public health matters.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, Philadelphia, United States