Karen Wight

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(Guest Instructor)

Karen Eleanor Wight is a NYC-based actress, dancer, improviser, and teacher. She most recently co-starred in the Off-Broadway production of "The Screwtape Letters", a two-person play in which she created the role of a demon-creature, Toadpipe, as well as 7 additional characters all portrayed using physical transformation. Karen and this production will be doing a 5 week run in London starting Dec 7th! Karen has been improvising for over 20 years and is one-half of the wordless improv duo Imp with Asaf Ronen--think Chaplin meets Looney Tunes. In addition to performing, Karen has taught improv at festivals nationally and internationally including San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Toronto, New Zealand, Austin, Oberlin, Miami, and Los Angeles. For clowning and mime, she has studied with Christopher Bayes (of Julliard, Kennedy Center, and NYU), Christopher Eaves (student of Marcel Marceau), and Stanley Allan Sherman (student of Jacque Lecoq).

"At the risk of sounding irrationally hyperbolic...the first time I saw Karen perform (with the wonderful Asaf Ronen) I was moved, transported to a different time, place and sensibility. Her art is graceful, smart, challenging and aware. There are very few actors who improvise that can pull that off. She is one of my favorites in a field of many."
- David Razowsky, A.D.D. Comedy Podcast, former Artistic Director of The Second City, LA