With over twenty years’ experience as an actor and director in the Atlanta area, Karen became inspired to write plays, especially ones that feature strong and complex roles for women. While she doesn’t have a degree, her experience as an actor and director work hand in hand to tell stories that focus on complex relationships for the stage. Her comedy, For A Good Time, Mary was produced in Canton, Georgia in April 2019 and its second production is scheduled in February 2022. She has had numerous short plays produced in 2020 (many on Zoom), and has had staged readings of all of her full length plays to date. Her first, a drama, The Art of Deception, had a staged reading in 2018. Karen has written three shorts for young actors, as well as a full length, Discovering June. Karen is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Merely Writers and the In-House Writers.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I have been involved in theatre for over 20 years. It's now a part of me I can't let go! I only started writing plays a few years ago and have found a real love for storytelling. All of my plays have strong female characters, and there is always a role I would love lo play as an actor. The most gratifying moment in my career as a playwright was seeing my first production, my first comedy, For A Good Time, Mary. Hearing audiences laugh at my words and be engaged with characters I created and having the actors tell me how much they loved the roles and story, filled my soul with joy. Being a playwright can be both challenging and fulfilling, but I can't imagine doing anything else.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
A new drama called Wayward Girls and revisions on other works
Women, Comedy, Drama, Young Audiences, Relationships