Karen Anne Light is an actress who creates devised physical theatre.


Productions include Prowling the Abyss (NYC); Unblinking Eye (NYC); Sisters of Rapture (NYC); Portals, and Alice Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole (San Francisco). Karen was part of the ensemble which created and performed Different with Theater Grottesco (Santa Fe, NM).

She  appears as Nancy 3 in The Faea queer TV series (PrideFLIX, Philedelphia Independent, OUTstream, and Big Apple Film Festivals), and can also be seen in The Fury of Frau Frankenstein by beloved underground queer filmmaker, George Kuchar.


She is in ongoing collaboration with playwright Justin Anderson Taylor, directors Elizabeth Baron and Jessi Hill, and artist Amos A


Karen also works with artists as a consultant and teacher, helping them to achieve their creative vision and find freedom as performers through movement theatre play. She is available to work with with individuals or collaboratives on developing or existing creative projects and theatrical training, and to lead groups in physical theatre workshops. 

Karen's work in Shakespearean and contemporary theatre inspired her to seek the origins of theatre through physical theatre art forms, with particular focus on Clown, Mime, Mask, and epic rhapsodic text. Immersed in this study, she began to devise her own productions, often exploring Feminine and Queer archetypes and themes.


Since 2014, Karen has continued ongoing training, performance development, and pedagogical research with Elizabeth Baron, and also recently with Giovanni Fusetti. Her past training includes contemporary and classical theatre at San Francisco State and the British American Drama Academy (UK);  devised physical theatre at Flying Actor Studio with James Donlon & Leonard Pitt (San Francisco), Théâtre du Soleil (Paris), and with   John Gilkey, and John O'Keefe; Persian and Middle Eastern dance with Lorna Zilba of Life Dance Theater (San Francisco); and Butoh with Hiroko Tamano (San Francisco). 


You can view Karen's résumé by clicking here.

Unblinking Eye at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Rough Draft Festival