Karen Anne Light

karenannelight@gmail.com

 

Productions

Devised Theatre 

2020-present: Prowling the Abyss, Theaterlab Gallery Residency; HOT! Festival, NYC

2020: Sisters of Rapture, Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, NYC

2019 - 2020: Different, Theater Grottesco, Santa Fe, NM

2013 - present: Unblinking Eye, Guardian Angel Church, LaGuardia PAC, Luna Stage, PianoFight Dixon Place, Lucid Body Studio, NYC, NJ & SF

2014: Don’t Tell Us, We Know: Sunday Show, Mutiny Radio, San Francisco

2009 - 2011: Alice: Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole, Studio Gracia and Emerald Tablet, SF

2010: Portals, Flying Actor Studio, SF

Regional Theatre - San Francisco/Northern California

2008: Ladies of the Camellias, Girl, Off Broadways West, Dir. Joyce Henderson 2006: Rigoletto, Lady Eve (supernumary), San Francisco Opera, Dir. Harry Silverstein

2003: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermia, Ensemble Theatre of Chico, Dir. Joyce Henderson

2002: The Vagina Monologues, “My Vagina Was My Village”, Brava Theater, Dir. Maya Sibley & Helen Simrill

2002: Othello, Desdemona, Ensemble Theatre of Chico, Dir. Joyce Henderson

2001: A Cry of Players, Anne Hatheway (understudy), Blue Room Theater, Dir. Brad Moniz

2000: The Catechism, Big Sister, Blue Room Theater, Dir. Junia Ziblay

2000: Bury the Dead, Julia Blake, Blue Room Theater, Dir. Brad Moniz

Film & Television

2019 - present: The Fae (Nancy 3), Philadelphia Independent, OUTstream, Big Apple Film Festivals, NYC 

2014: Dear Pauline Jean (Mask Teacher), ShortsTV /Shorts International, Sky Arts TV NZ, NYC 

2010: It Came From Kuchar (documentary), Tigerlilly Productions, SF

2010: The Fury of Frau Frankenstein (Concubine, Flower Girl), dir. George Kuchar, SF

 

Education & Training

-Physical Theatre Training & Pedagogical Research with Elizabeth Baron: Red Nose Clown, Voice, Mask, Devised Theatre Creation, 2014 - present

-Bouffon Intensive Training, Giovanni Fusetti, Boulder, Colorado, 2022

-Continued Mime Training, James Donlon, 2021

-Physical Theatre Conservatory at Flying Actor Studio, James Donlon, Leonard Pitt, John Gilkey: neoclassical mime, Decroux mime, clown, mask, neutrality, ensemble, 2009-2011 

-The Idiot Workshop/John Gilkey, Clown & Comedy, 2009-2014

-Ghosts Lab: Devised Theatre Apprenticeship with John O’Keefe, 2010-2012

-Théâtre du Soleil, Workshop, 2008

-Life Dance Theater/Lorna Zilba, Middle Eastern & Central Asian dance, 2001-2011

-Harupin Ha Butoh/Hiroko Tamano, Butoh, 2006-2011

-British American Drama Academy, Shakespearean, Contemporary, & Physical Theatre, 2004

-San Francisco State University, BA in Theater Arts/Acting, 2002-2007

 

Bibliography

-Rabinowitz, Chloe. “Theaterlab to Present ‘Prowling the Abyss’ by Karen Anne Light.” Broadway World, 23 Sept. 2021, www.broadwayworld.com.

-Meehan, Meagan J. “Prowling the Abyss: Interview With Performer Karen Anne Light.” HVY Journalists, 4 Oct. 2021, www.hvy.com.

-Jusinki, Charlotte. “A Fire Between Us: 'Different' from Theater Grottesco.” Santa Fe Reporter, 27 Nov. 2019, www.sfreporter.com

-LaRocca, Lauren. “Discovering the Story (Again and Again and Again): Theater Grottesco's ‘Different.’” Santa Fe New Mexican, 15 Nov. 2019, www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo.

-Taylor, Justin. “Drone Plays: There’s Something in the Air.”American Theatre, 27 April 2015, www.americantheatre.org.

​​-Gray, Steven. “EDNA BARRÓN AND KAREN ANNE LIGHT IN ‘ALICE DOWN THE RWONG WRABBIT WHOLE’ ARE AS FRESH AND TANGY AS PINEAPPLE CATFISH SOUP.” TheatreStorm, 12 Nov. 2011, www.theatrestorm.com

 

Teaching & Consultation Work

2020-present, Physical Theatre Teacher & Performance Consultant, private sessions, NYC

2019, Assistant Clown Teacher, Circo Latino, Albuquerque, NM

2014, Physical Theatre Teacher, Theatre Lab, Santa Cruz, CA

2012, Mask Theatre Choreographer, Film: “Dear Pauline Jean”, NYC

2002-2012, Principal Dancer & Assistant Dance Teacher, Life Dance Theater, SF

2008, Dance Instructor, Kaiser Permanente, SF

 

Awards & Grants

2021, City Artists Corps Grant for Prowling the Abyss (working title/in development)

2021, Bay Area CA$H Grant for Unblinking Eye

2019, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Engagement Grant for Unblinking Eye

 

Residencies

2021, Theaterlab Gallery Residency for The Medusa Comedy Hour (working title/in development)

2018, Stratford New Works Lab for Unblinking Eye