2:30-9 pm April 29th, with a 30min break
April 30th 10:30 am-5 pm with a 30min break
With a history steeped in theatrical and performance art Karen’s experience has covered an expanse of creative experiences beginning with education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the heart of the Cherokee Nation; through a sojourn in productions of social, avant-garde, and political theater in San Francisco; to an extensive tenure as Vice-President of Operations at Dreamworks Studios.
Karen made her directorial debut with the short feature “The Other Side” starring Native American actors, Sheila Tousey and Michael Horse which focused her attention on formulating a production company of her own, Koncept Films. The company has since gone on to produce a prequel short, “Life’s Blood” starring Michael Horse (“Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”, “Passenger 57”, “Twin Peaks”), Alan Tafoya (“Maniacts”, “The Lost Child”) and introducing the young actor/artist, Tschetan.
Creative energy, dedication, and vision are only a few of Karen’s continuous contributions to the entertainment industry. At the beginning of 2014, she resigned her position at Dreamworks Studios to pursue Koncept Films, full-time. The wealth of operational and managerial knowledge accumulated over the years has garnered her the ability to set up a solid infrastructure from which to give a voice to her artistic endeavors and to honor her efforts to support underrepresented voices in unique and creative storytelling on the screen.