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Edge Play: Creating Art that Challenges

By |2019-09-13T19:15:24-05:00January 30th, 2017|Acting, Singing, Stagekraft|

Performers are revealers; we lay a thing bare. To cultivate as broad a landscape of potential revelation as possible, we venture from the center of familiarity and recognition to the edge of mystery and uncertainty. Just as there are edges to the stage space, there are edges to us performers too. I [...]

History of Cabaret Lecturer and Moderator

By |2019-06-05T22:02:12-05:00January 6th, 2017|Key Dates|

Karen is an acknowledged authority on the history of cabaret and small stage performance. In January 2017, Karen was given an adjunct professorship to teach her 2-part course, The Tenth Muse: The History of Cabaret from Montmartre to Manhattan as part of the Hutton House Lecture Series at Long [...]

Message in A Bottle – “Don’t Put Anything Off”

By |2019-09-16T11:47:27-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Lifekraft|

"Don't put anything off," is the advice of a dear friend who recently lost his wife to cancer after a long battle. Together they had been grand patrons of art in my community. I pause to assess my life. It's rich with all that I hold dear - my marriage, [...]

On Integrity: Scaling Rocks, Rocking Scales

By |2019-09-12T18:56:53-05:00July 10th, 2016|Lifekraft|

One of the first really conscious tastes I had of being fully aligned and integrated as a woman occurred during a wilderness training exercise when I was 39. I had opted into the challenge of scaling a 40-foot high rock face with many purchase points, both real and deceptive. Safely [...]