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Karen Anne Light

karenannelight@gmail.com

Devised Theatre 

2020-present: Prowling the Abyss

2024:

-at The Vino Theater, Brooklyn, NYC

-Orlando International Fringe Festival, Orlando, FL

-Tucson Fringe Festival, Tucson

2022: HOT! Festival, NYC

2021: Theaterlab Gallery Residency, 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

2014-2015: The Tempest and Strawberry Moon (red nose clown), Mutiny Radio & Exit Theater, 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

Teaching & Consultation Work

2024: Red Nose Theatre Clown Workshop, ArtNY South Oxford Space, Brooklyn

2024: Guest Clown Teacher, Clown Gym, NYC

2023: Pedagogical Assistant to teacher Elizabeth Baron, "Sublime Stupidity" : An Intro to Red Nose Clown, LaLa Theater Co., Santa Cruz, CA.

2023: Character and Acting Consultant: “River” music video by Cunt Jazz, Brooklyn, NY.

2023: Movement Consultant: “The Fae” series, Brooklyn, NY.

2022-present, Movement Theatre / Formwork Consultant & Collaborator: "Aureola" by Justin A Taylor, NYC and Rhode Island

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

2022, Acting Consultant, "Carma With A C" (series)

2022, Devising/Physical Comedy Consultant, "The Lulo Style Group: Shark Attack", Canon Ball Festival, Philadelphia

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

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

2012, Mask Theatre Choreographer, “Dear Pauline Jean”(film), NYC

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

2008, Dance Instructor, Kaiser Permanente, SF

 

Education & Training

-Movement Theatre Training & Pedagogical Research with Elizabeth Baron: Red Nose Theatre Clown, Voice, Mask, Devising Performance from Improvisation, Formwork, Reichian Breathwork, Wu Tao, Gestalt, 20 Movements (Lecoq), The Polarities of Giovanni Fusetti,  2014 - present

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

-Continued Mime Training, James Donlon, 2021

-Larval Mask, Ensemble, Tragedy, Bouffon, Theater Grottesco / John Flax, 2017-2019

-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 & Rhapsodic Theatre Apprenticeship with John O’Keefe, 2010-2012

-Théâtre du Soleil, Workshop, 2008

-Life Dance Theater/Lorna Zilba, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and International 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 including Suzuki Method and Meisner Technique, 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.

 

Awards & Grants

2021, City Artists Corps Grant for Prowling the Abyss 

2021, Bay Area CA$H Grant for Unblinking Eye

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

 

Residencies

2024, Mercury Store Residency for Unblinking Eye

2021, Theaterlab Gallery Residency for Prowling the Abyss

2018, Stratford New Works Lab for Unblinking Eye

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