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THEATRE

"All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;"

 — William Shakespeare

Karen has been working in theatre since 2016.  She is music director for TIP Youth, is currently working with Tokyo Theatre for Children, and Say Nothing Productions.  She has also worked with Black Stripe Theater and the Disturbance project.  She is currently directing Tokyo International Players Spring 2021 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and will be directing TTFC's November 2021 show.

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DIRECTOR

MAY 2021

Directing 3 new scripts for TIP's Cozy Reads Second Edition.

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PERFORMER

November 2020

Performed a monologue from Titus Andronicus, as part of Tokyo International Players' Shakespeare from Home series.

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DIRECTOR

May 2020

Tokyo International Player's May 2020 production of Rodger & Hammerstein's 2013 Broadway version of Cinderella.

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DIRECTOR

01/19 - 01/23

Tokyo International Player's May 2019 mainstage show, with a cast of 37 actors. 

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2019

TIP Youth's April 2019 production as part of their 9th Season.  Students from the ages of 12 to 18.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR

November 2018

Tokyo Theatre for Children's November 2018 production.  Played the role of Fairy Godmother.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

May 2018

Tokyo International Players Main 2018 mainstage production of The Who's TOMMY, directed by Jonah Hagans.  I was also the vocal director.

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WARDROBE

February  2018

Tokyo International Players February 2018 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Brian Berdanier.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

May 2017

TIP's production of The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Jonah Hagans.

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STAGE CREW

November 2016

TTFC's production of The Stinky Cheese Man, directed by Lizzie Howard.

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PERFORMER

May 2016

Tokyo International Player's production of Big River, directed by Hannah Grace.

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DIRECTOR

APRIL 2021

Working with TIP Youth to create a new musical to be performed over zoom. 

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PRODUCER

November 2020

Producer, Music Director and Performer for Say Nothing's virtual performance of new and should be heard musical theatre songs.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2020

TIP Youth's April 2020 production.  This is part of their 10th Season with students from 8 to 12 years old.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR

November 2019

Tokyo Theatre for Children's sci-fi musical, written by Jon Sabay and Kevin McHugh, at Woody Theatre from the 14th to 17th November. 

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2019

TIP Youth's April 2019 production as part of their 9th Season.  Students from the ages of 8 to 12.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR

October 2018

Tokyo International Player's October 2018 production directed by Graig Russell.  Also worked in wardrobe and backstage.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2018

TIP Youth's April 2018 production of Beauty and the Beast Jr., as part of their 9th Season.  Students from the ages of 12 to 18.

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STAGE CREW

November 2017

TTFC's production of Captain Starblaster, directed by Lizzie Howard.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2017

TIP Youth's production of Fame Jr, for ages 12 - 18. 

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WARDROBE

October 2016

TIP's production Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Graig Russell.

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PRODUCER

December 2020

Producer, Music Director, and Performer, on Say Nothing's seasonal broadcast based on the 1914 World War 1 Christmas Truce.  The piece was compiled by Jonah Hagans.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

August 2020

Elephant Room Productions virtual performance of Alice Hakvaag's As I Was, Not As I Am.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2020

TIP Youth's April 2020 production.  Part of their 10th season with students from 12 to 18 years old.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR

July 2019

World premiere of Disturbance in Tokyo.  Original by Mark Ferris, with the script adapted by Rachel Walzer from the work of the poet Ivy Alvarez.

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VOCAL DIRECTOR

February 2019

Tokyo International Player's February 2019 production of Hand to God, directed by Jonah Hagans.  I also worked on constructing the puppets.

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DIRECTOR

April 2019

Say Nothing Productions and Tokyo International Players secondstage June 2018 production.  Also sang the role of Woman 2.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2018

TIP Youth's April 2018 production of Alice in Wonderland Jr., as part of their 9th Season.  Students from the ages of 8 to 12.

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PERFORMER

October 2017

Played Mrs Lovett, in TIP's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, directed by Davina McFadyen. Assistant Vocal Director.

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

April 2017

TIP Youth's production of My Son Pinocchio Jr., for ages 8 to 12.

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COSTUME DESIGN

August 2016

Black Stripe Theatre's production of The Dresser, directed by Keiko Tsuneda.