Karen is a Chicago based Lighting Designer and Theatre Planning Intern at Schuler Shook. She is graduating this spring with a BFA in Lighting Design from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Diving back into live productions, they designed Elastic Mind, a new work with Camp Fire Repertory, and recently closed a productions of Fefu and Her Friends and Top Girls. Karen is a passionate theatre maker, driven to assist and uplift the work of her collaborators. She has experience working in various lighting disciplines and uses that range of knowledge to support her problem solving.
Beyond theatre, Karen values time spent outdoors with her family and friends. They enjoy creating and sharing art rooted in interpersonal connection and powerful emotions on both a small and large scale.