Kristi Barron

Kristi Barron

Kristi is an actor, singer, and teaching artist. Having a natural flair for the dramatic, she became enchanted with the theater at a very young age. She has had the opportunity to perform at venues in New York, London, Manchester, U.K. and the Berkshires. Kristi believes that an artist experiences the most growth when able to collaborate in creative and supportive artistic environments, like Original Binding. Kristi believes in the power of theatre and art to inspire, teach, heal, move and connect people on a uniquely human level.

Kristi was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA. She decided at age 7, after sitting front row, center at Les Mis, that theatre was what she was going to do with her life. She’s taken anything but a straight path, allowing time to for sports, travel, and other non-theatre interests along the way, to which she credits with being a rounded person and performer.

She attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with a minor in Spanish. During this time she was very involved with The UMass Theatre Guild: a completely student-run organization. It was here, that Kristi learned the importance of the collaborative, ‘from the ground-up’ theatre mentality.

After graduating, Kristi apprenticed as a performer with The Berkshire Theatre Festival and had a brief stint in London, where she got to perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre (underneath ‘The Phantom’ chandelier…) She then moved to New York City to pursue her career full-time, while working as a teaching artist with the Enact organization where she teaches ‘social, emotional and behavioral learning through drama therapy techniques, theatre games, and acting.’ She is thrilled that she can combine two of her biggest passions of acting and working with children.

Favorite credits include: Hazel in the world premiere of Dead Guy by Jordan Swisher (Manhattan Repertory Theatre); Christine in the world premiere of Neat & Tidy by Steven Carl McCasland (The Living Theatre with Beautiful Soup Theatre Co.); Cassie in Rumors (UMass); Moderator in the revival of Terrance McNally’s Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Principal in both The Vagina Monologues (UMass and Manchester, U.K.) and “Star EFX” Sunday Night Live (London); and as herself in her self-produced one woman cabaret, If I’m A Mess, at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. For a full resume, extended bio and more check her out at kristibarron.weebly.com.