Karen's Movie News!
Karen is currently filming the Irish movie Dead Happy, in which she plays a major role. Directed by Ruth Meehan and based on the memoir by former Nuala, Anne Gildea, Dead Happy follows the fortunes of a stand-up comedian who gets breast cancer.
"It's a huge privilege to be involved in such an important film," says Karen. "I'm very excited by the project.
Dead Happy will be released in 2020.
Karen also finished her work in a supporting role in the Dreamworks film, The Turning, directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Mackenzie Davis. Adapted from the gothic story, The Turn of the Screw, the film will also be released in 2020.
Karen's Writing News!
Karen has been commissioned by Finland's national broadcaster, YLE, to write a ten-part radio comedy series. Scheduled to air in January 2020, this faux documentary follows nine hilarious characters as they fight for the survival of their beloved choir.
This follows Karen's success in Finland with her radio play, Stuck (2017).
"Writing The Choir has been the opportunity of a lifetime," says Karen. "I'm having such fun with the characters, and rising to the challenge of a ten-parter."
Karen's Theatre News!
In May 2019 at Dublin's Project Arts Centre, Karen presented an excerpt of Warrior, a play she has been developing with funding from the Arts Council.
Drawing on theatre, comedy and music, Warrior aims to explore what it's like to be a patient in a medical setting.
"It was a joy to work with a great creative team in presenting Warrior," says Karen, "including dramaturg Maureen White, Musical Director and longtime collaborator Cian Boylan, musician Damian Evans, and actors Enda Kilroy, Ruth McGill."
Karen hopes to give this production a full outing in 2020.
This development project has been generously supported by funding from the Arts Council (Theatre Project Award, Strand 2).