Former Theatre Student Sets High Goals

After studying Theatre Performance at GVSU, Kristi McKay moved to Chicago, where she’s been continuing her training in improv at IO Chicago, Annoyance Theater and is currently in the Second City Conservatory program. McKay is currently undertaking her MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Goddard College, Port Townsend, where her focus in on storytelling, improvisation and comedy studies.

In the spring of 2011, McKay wrote and directed her first full length production called “Eat Cake.” McKay can be seen improvising on the stages of ComedySportz Chicago or acting in the soon-to-be released web series “Skirmishes.” McKay is an associate company member of Cornservatory Theatre, the marketing and graphic designer for Collaboraction Theatre, theatrical editorial writer for Geek/Chic Magazine, where she writes an independent team improv review blog called “Causing A Scene” and is now the manager of the GTT Improv Zoo ensemble program, as well as coaches the house teams at Gorilla Tango Theatre.

If that doesn’t seem like enough, McKay just finished a monologue photo book called “Vulnerable Enough” to be released in early 2012.