Actress, Collaborator, and Multi-Hyphenate Artist
M.LITT and MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University
B.A. in Theater Arts with an Acting Concentration from Pace University
Writ In the Margins Podcast Release - Kara is working on a podcast episode with Madison Rudolph that will be released in Spring 2022. Writ in the Margins is a brand new podcast created by graduate Shakespeare and Performance students for their dramaturgy class, taught by Professor Molly Seremet.
Master of Letters Graduation
Kara will graduate with her Master of Letters (MLITT) in Shakespeare & Performance from Mary Baldwin University on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Kara defended her thesis, "Bisexual Possi-Bi-Lities: Bi Readings of As You Like It and Twelfth Night" on Friday, April 15, 2022 and passed with minimal revisions.
Master of Fine Arts Studies
Kara is continuing her studies in Shakespeare & Performance at Mary Baldwin University with an Acting concentration. The MFA program at MBU creates a theater company for a year and works together from April 2022 through May 2023. The name cohort (name to be decided) is currently developing their mission statement, goals, and season
In November 2021, Kara played Plainman, Mistress, and Woman 2 in a 1960's style production of The Frolicks. To our knowledge, this was the first full production of this newly re-discovered early-modern play by Elizabeth Polwheel. This Mary Baldwin University production was directed by Sara Hymes and Greg Phelps. Kara was thrilled to assistant direct this production, play music and sing in 3 songs, and work on the publicity and marketing team. Here is a link to The Frolicks program. Here is a link to the Hedgepig Ensemble details about The Frolicks.
In June 2021, Kara played Apemantus in a 1920's style immersive experience production of Timon of Athens, directed by Jeff Miller and produced by Mary Baldwin University.
In April 2021, Kara played King Richard with three other actors in Mary Baldwin University's graduate first year production of Richard III. For more information on this Film Noir Melodrama style production, please check out our Facebook Page.
In March 2021, Kara played The Old Man and The Doctor in the MBU MFA Company's production of King Lear, directed by Kate Eastwood Norris. Kara was also a member of the Clown Band, which supported the text with foley instruments. This production let the audience see the play from the Fool's perspective.
In February 2021, Kara played Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing and Valentine from Two Gentlemen of Verona in this MBU second year showcase production of Unsex Me Here. This show was written and directed by Haley Davis as part of her MLITT Thesis, which focused on female-identifying actors playing roles that are typically played by men.
Kara played Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Rachel Louis, and Dumaine from Love's Labors Lost, directed by Katelyn Spurgin, in MBU's Shakespeare & Performance Fall 2020 Graduate Directing Scene Showcase.