Karen Penley Resume
(415) 662-6826 /
height: 5’5″ / weight: 138 / hair: brown / eyes: blue

Exit Theater John O’Keefe, director/writer
Luna (workshop prod) Solo written for me

Zaccho Dance Theater John O’Keefe, director/writer
Nuns (workshop) devised work for three women

Cinnabar Theater Harold Ball, director Seascape Girl Lizard, Lead

Circus Proboscis Karen Penley, writer/direct/act
Not the More Lovely

Circus Proboscis Karen Penley, writer/direct/act A Sneeze of Freaks

Sonoma Theater Amy Sussman, director
The Effect of Gamma Rays Ruth, Lead

Blue Dakini Prod. Cathleen Daly/Karen Penley The Bad and the Lovely co-writers/performers

M and M Productions Melanie Markham, director Snoopy! Woodstock

Venue Nine Mary Alice Fry, artistic dir. Meet the Beat Host/Performer

The Marsh David Ford, director Whatever Writer/Performer

Spring/Fall Andrea Farber
Languid Ladies in Black Co-Writers/performers

Circus Proboscis Karen Penley, writer/director Burst: A Romp & A Whoopee


SF DigiFilm Inst Bridget Kane, director My Violet is Blue Katie, Lead

Naomi Benson Naomi Bensen, director
7th Possibility Alzheimer/Homeless, lead

Playwriting/Performance John O’Keefe, 3 yrs.

SF DigiFilm Institute Film Acting 2 with Celia Shuman
Film Acting 3 with Heather Schell

Berkeley Repertory Adv Acting with Anthony Fusco;

Mugwumpim Physical Theater Workshop;
Italian Clown Workshop

Fools Fury Physical Theater Workshop

Sara Shelton Mann Choreography; Summer Intensive

Studio Be Acting with Lennie Dean, 2 yrs

Clover Catskill Improv and Performance, 7 yrs

Nina Wise Movement Improvisation

David Ford Solo Performance

Sonoma State Univ. Theater;Special Study

special skills and interests

Singing, guitar, accordion, original songs, cabaret, writer.


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