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A multi-Emmy and Writers Guild of America award winner, Karen has spent over three decades in primetime and daytime dramatic television, syndicated and children’s programming, variety TV, and on-line series. She has worked for the major networks and studios as a show-runner, script writer, executive producer, and creator of scripted shows. Karen followed her long-time passion into theatre, serving with two non-profit theatre companies as a producer and dramaturge.  She is a proud mentor to military veterans, guiding them in writing for screen and television through the Writers Guild Foundation, which ultimately led her to become an Adjunct Professor in the prestigious Film & TV Writing Department at Loyola Marymount University. Karen is thrilled to be partnered with Kate Atkinson in K-Squared Entertainment, and to present Part of the Plan as the company’s first production. A 2-time Board Member of the WGAW, Karen’s also an active member of the Writers Guild of Canada, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

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36th Annual MLK Jr. Awards Program To Feature Keynote By Jesse Jackson's Son And Godson Of Mlk Jr.

The 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Program will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Casino Live Hotel Ballroom in Hanover, Md. Dignitaries attending will include Maryland Governor Wes Moore, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Congressman John Sarbanes, County Executive Steuart Pittman, and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. The keynote speaker will be Congressman Jonathan Jackson, the youngest son of Rev. Jesse Jackson and godson to Dr. King. Governor Moore will also provide comments at the event.

Art House Productions Celebrates Artists With Disabilities With 'Virtual Access JC Fridays'

Art House Productions has announced 'Virtual Access JC Fridays,' on Friday, June 4 at 6:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST, online via Zoom. Jersey City's premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, music and dance performances, art demonstrations, and studio tours from 20 participating artists and organizations.

Art House Productions Announces Lineup For VIRTUAL JC FRIDAYS On March 5

Art House Productions has announced 'Virtual JC Fridays,' on Friday, March 5 at 6:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST, online via Zoom.

Art House Productions Announces Lineup For Virtual JC Fridays On December 4

With the 2020 holiday season just around the corner, Art House Productions invites you to shop safe, support local and celebrate the arts from home at its Virtual JC Fridays Friday, December 4 at 6:00pm EST - 10:00pm EST, online via Zoom. Jersey City's premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, musical performances, art demonstrations, and studio tours from 23 participating artists and organizations.

Asmeret Ghebremichael, Gerard Canonico & More to Take Part in Virtual Reading of MILLENNIALS ARE KILLING MUSICALS

Millennials Are Killing Musicals, an entirely original, irreverently funny, and heartfelt 90-minute show will be seen in an online staged reading in mid-July. The new musical features book, music & lyrics by Nico Juber - millennial mother-of-two who was raised in the worlds of both music and comedy.

Chelsea Peretti to Host 2019 Writers Guild Awards

Acclaimed actress-writer-comedian Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) is set to host the 2019 Writers Guild Awards L.A. show on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

The Highwood Theatre Presents All New Musical Production Of Nick Blaemire's SOON

Continuing its season theme of "Off Your Rocker," The Highwood Theatre will present an all-new production of the quirky musical "Soon," opening in April. "Soon" is Highwood's 5th annual Open Source Theatre Project, and with the intent of redefining conceptions of a traditional night at the theatre, will feature two casts - one made up of talented high school students and one of adult professionals. The two  casts will rehearse together and perform in repertory, supported by a student design team and student crew.

BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC

Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's music has provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives over the past 40 years that it should come as no surprise that his remarkable catalogue of music now provides the score for a new musical with its sights focused on a Broadway transfer. But does Part of the Plan have the legs for such a momentous leap of faith and a story that will sell tickets?

Photo Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in Nashville

PART OF THE PLAN a new, original musical presented by K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, makes its world premiere at theJames K. Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St. Nashville, TN) opening officially on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The show began previews on Friday, September 8th.  The developmental production will run through Sunday, September 24, 2017.

The Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens Tonight

With Nashville's theater/music/entertainment/arts communities now abuzz about the world premiere of Part of the Plan, a new musical by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris that is inspired by the music of American troubadour Dan Fogelberg, and which features a score of songs from among the singer/songwriter's catalog of biggest hits.

Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris' PART OF THE PLAN Set to Debut at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Though it may not have started out that way - and it was never a part of their plan - Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris, the two women who are responsible for bringing the new musical Part of the Plan to life onstage, may be proof positive that women, indeed, are getting the job done.

PART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Music City

With only days before the first preview performance of Part of the Plan (followed by a gala opening night on Sunday, September 10), the new musical drawing its score and inspiration from the catalog of troubadour Dan Fogelberg, the widely respected singer/songwriter who spent much of his early career in Nashville, attention should be paid to the motivating factors that led the producers to debut their show in Music City - with a look at the show's roots that are firmly planted in Tennessee.

For Leading Man Harley Jay It's All Just A PART OF THE PLAN

Talk to actor/singer Harley Jay about his current project - the new musical Part of the Plan that draws from the catalogue of singer/songwriter and troubadour Dan Fogelberg - and you'll soon notice how enthusiastic he is about the show. In fact, if you don't leave that conversation feeling just as excited about POTP as he is, you may need to get yourself checked out.

Photo Coverage: Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN Preps for Nashville Opening 9/8

Part of the Plan - a new musical featuring 20 iconic songs from the catalogue of acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg - celebrates its world premiere and its possible trek toward Broadway with a 19-performance run at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The production opens Thursday, September 8 and continues through September 24 at TPAC's James K. Polk Theatre, with a gala red carpet event heralding the show's official opening night on Sunday, September 10.

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg. 

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg.

Staged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN

Tony Award-nominated director Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) helms Part of the Plan, an original musical featuring the songs of the late, celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, currently in development at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center which this week will receive a 29-hour Equity staged reading with three invitation-only presentations September 22-24.

Ken Howard & JoBeth Williams to Announce SAG Stunt Ensemble Honorees; Nominees Announced

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles

Bruce Deern, Julianna Margulies & More Among 2014 WGA AWARD Presenters

Oscar nominee Bruce Dern, nominated for his lead role in Nebraska, will join an all-star cast of top Hollywood talent presenting honors at The 2014 Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles

Pillsbury Awards $1 Million for Viva Las Bake-Off Contest

The iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest awarded Glori Spriggs of Henderson, Nev. $1 million for her original recipe, Loaded Potato Pinwheels, late Monday evening. The grand prize winner was announced live from Las Vegas by contest host Padma Lakshmi. Tune in to "The Queen Latifah Show" on Thursday, November 14 to see Glori demonstrate her grand prize winning recipe.

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