Karen Webster Actor

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Artist Profile

Karen Webster became involved with the Chance in 2001, and became a Resident Artist in 2003. Past Chance Theater credits include Little Women, Trail of Tears, Spring’s Awakening, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Hollow, The Cherry Orchard, The Diary of Anne Frank (Back Stage Critic’s Pick; OC Register’s Best Ensembles of 2005), A Christmas Story, Hot N Throbbing (Garland Award Honorable Mention- Best Ensemble), Coyote On A Fence (Back Stage Critic’s Pick; Chancie Award-Best Supporting Actress), Frozen (Garland Award Honorable Mention- Best Performance in a straight play), Variations On A ThemeThe Best, Rabbit Hole (Back Stage Critic’s Pick, Garland Award Honorable Mention-Best Ensemble), the 2009 production of Jesus Hates Me (Outstanding Achievement by a Featured Actress, StageSceneLA), The Seagull, the 2010 re-mounting of Jesus Hates Me (at South Coast Repertory), Welcome Home Jenny Sutter, The Goat or Who is Sylvia (L.A. Times Critic’s Choice, Back Stage Critic’s Pick), Superheroine Monologues, Reborning (Back Stage Critic’s Pick), Passion Play, After The Revolution, Hairspray, The Big Meal and the workshop productions of House of Several Stories, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Collected Stories. She also stage managed Chance’s Never In My Lifetime (Back Stage Critic’s Pick).

Productions at Chance Theater

Production Date Role
Middletown April 2017 Librarian, Tourist, Doctor
The Big Meal April 2016 Woman 1
Hairspray July 2015 Female Authority Figure
After The Revolution April 2015 Mel
Passion Play April 2014 Queen/Hitler/Reagan
The Laramie Project & Ten Years Later April 2013 Amanda Gronich
Up September 2012 Aunt Chris
Reborning April 2012 Emily
The Goat, 
or Who is Sylvia? September 2010 Stevie
Welcome Home, 
Jenny Sutter April 2010 Cheryl
The Seagull September 2009 Arkadina
Jesus Hates Me January 2009 Annie
Assassins February 2008 Board Op