Artist Bio

Karen Perry

(Bio as of January 2011)

Karen Perry most recently collaborated with the Goodman on The Trin­ity River Plays during the 2010/2011 Season. Design credits include The Brother/Sister Plays at The Public Theater and McCarter Theatre; My Children My Africa at Signature Theatre; John Grisham’s A Time to Kill at Arena Stage and Walter Mosley’s The Fall of Heaven. Additional the­ater credits include productions of Crumbs from the Table of Joy; A Raisin in the Sun; Breath, Boom; Having Our Say; Spunk; Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk; and Regina Taylor’s Sty Farm, Ghost Train and Night in Tunisia. Additionally, Ms. Perry has designed costumes for seven of the ten plays in August Wilson’s Century Cycle, including Gem of the Ocean, The Piano Les­son, King Hedley II, Radio Golf, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars and Jitney. Select film and television credits include designs for Bojangles (starring Gregory Hines, who she was a personal stylist for for 13 years), The Rosa Parks Story, Do the Right Thing and Saturday Night Live. Ms. Perry has received two Audelco Awards, the 2007 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award, the 2006 Woodie Award, the 2005 National Black Theatre Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, an NCAAP Award and nominations for Henry Hewes Design awards, the Lucille Lortel awards and Cable ACE awards.

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