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Karen Sharp

OTW Committee

Karen Sharp

OTW Committee

Biography

Karen Sharp is Seattle Children’s Theatre Managing Director. Karen has been a member of the SCT staff since 1999 and served as Education Director for many years. She honed her administrative skills teaching and coordinating arts education programs for over twenty years including several years as a drama specialist in a public elementary school. In addition Karen is an adjunct faculty member for the Seattle University MFA Arts Leadership program, has taught for Cornish College of the Arts and serves on the faculty of Bringing Theatre into the Classroom and Teaching Artist Training Lab. She has consulted with art schools and theater education departments across the country to help them implement best practices at their institutions and has been a guest lecture at many colleges and universities. Karen has presented at several local and national conferences including the 2011 and 2013 One Theatre World conferences, 2012 AATE Theatre in our Schools regional conference and the 2013 and 2015 AATE national conferences. Karen currently serves on the Board of TYA USA and is the Board President of The Winifred Ward Scholarship Foundation