On Tuesday, OCTOBER 17, 2023, I'll be returning to Rose Hall at Lincoln Center for the opening night of the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention and our enticing evening honoring a German-American master composer in, "Speak Low: The Music of Kurt Weill." Stay tuned for details about my newest arrangement of Weill's classic Bilbao Song (with lyrics by Bertholt Brecht). [...]
I'm honored to present my monologue, "Songs, Psychedelics and Seizures: A One-Woman Flow" at the Science of Consciousness Conference 2022. Sponsored by the University of Arizona in Tucson (my alma mater), this year's program includes such consciousness studies leaders as Roger Penrose, Dennis McKenna, Robin Carhart-Harris, Katrin Preller, Christof Koch, Elizabeth Krasnoff and Deepak Chopra. I've chosen a topic, Flow, [...]
I proudly announce the launch of my podcast, The Rudewoke Sessions! Find me in conversation with creatives of all kinds, getting inside the un-curated story of their lives to reveal the defining moment that changed everything and set them on their paths as passionate artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, activists, explorers and more. We have to wake up before we can [...]
On Monday, DECEMBER 16, 2019, Kim David Smith and pianist Tracy Stark returned to Club Cumming in the East Village with a holiday treat, "A Wery Weimar Christmas." Yours Truly made a guest appearance! "His Weimar mother, muse & chanteuse Karen Kohler brought the house down with laughter singing Surabaya Santa - a paean to the trials of being [...]
On January 25, 2019 Everything's Coming Up Karens debuts at the Beach Cafe, bringing together four distinctly different Karens of cabaret for an eclectic night of song, story and comedy at the Beach Cafe. Alongside Karen Kohler are Karen Oberlin, Karen Mack and Karen Gross with Tedd Firth on piano to tie it all together Click here for the [...]
In May 2016, Karen founds the international sisterhood Crown Circle, a collective of colleagues and friends in their peak years. To mark the group's second anniversary, Karen organizes the inaugural Crown Dialogue between youth and elder women, on April 28, 2018 at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in NYC.
Karen Kohler self-publishes her writing! The Corpses, Karen's first novella, is published in December of 2017 through her own publishing company, Sumya Press. Her debut poetry collection, Petrichor, is released in March of 2019.
The Home I Love: Cabaret from Berlin to Tel Aviv, teams Karen with Israeli singer Noa Levy and acclaimed New York musical director (and vocalist) Tracy Stark. Sponsored by the German Consulate in San Francisco, the show debuts at Temple Emanu-El and showcases a songbook of cabaret classics in German, English, Hebrew and Yiddish.