Karen Saari’s IN A CLEARING was selected for the 2015 Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival and a staged reading at the 2017 Last Frontier Theatre Conference. It will receive its first full production in Asheville, NC in 2018 (The Magnetic Theatre Co). IN A CLEARING is a semi-finalist for the 2018 Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Conference and made Saari a finalist for the 2017 ATHE Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Her play BAD IN BED (A FAIRY TALE) received a developmental premiere with Acadiana Repertory Theatre (Lafayette, LA) in 2018. Her one-act play, A ROBOT, A CLOWN AND A TURBAN was featured in Renaissance Theaterworks' Br!nk Festival (Milwaukee) in September 2017. Her one-act play JOYLAND was selected for a night of women's one-acts in the Minneapolis area in 2018. And her play THE ONES WHO STAY was a semi-finalist for the Shakespeare in the 'Burg new play competition in Williamsburg, VA. A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Karen Saari is a marketing copywriter, voice talent, actor and mother of two. She’s also a member of The Playwrights Center.
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LIST OF PLAYS
IN A CLEARING - https://newplayexchange.org/plays/83935/clearing
BAD IN BED (A Fairy Tale) - https://newplayexchange.org/plays/139828/bad-bed
A ROBOT, A CLOWN AND A TURBAN - https://newplayexchange.org/plays/129216/robot-clown-and-turban
THE ONES WHO STAY
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|Madame of the Manor - Shirley||Karen Saari||
Shirley, a long-time nursing assistant in a rest home, trains student nurses as she prepares a room for its new resident—her mother.
|MADAME OF THE MANOR (Extended Version)||Karen Saari||
Shirley, a long-time nursing assistant in a rest home, trains student nurses as she says goodbye to one resident to prepare a room for its newest one—her mother.