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June 2019

I am incredibly excited to be a part of an industry reading of a new play Carol of Carroll Gardens. The reading is directed by Jonathan Cerullo and is filled with a wildly talented cast. I love working on developmental projects, and I cannot wait to bring this play to life.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/industry/article/Karen-Ziemba-to-Lead-Industry-Reading-Of-CAROL-OF-CARROLL-GARDENS-20190530?fbclid=IwAR3F9qai7LfJRP60wqFxdn2sNd32fQSuZTGtpivQey4tJ03obFAqluiMAFk

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May 2019

The production of The Baccahae was extremely successful and a few days after closing the production, I closed an entire chapter of my life and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. The past four years have been filled with incredible professors, classes, and opportunities I could never have imagined I would get to experience. To say I am grateful is an understatement.

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March 2019

Nothing brings me more joy than bringing ancient works to life, and I am unbelievably fortunate to be playing Dionysus in a new premier translation of Euripides’ The Bacchae to be performed this coming May at Marymount Manhattan College. I am incredibly humbled, terrified, and excited to rehearse and enter into this ancient world. The play at it’s core asks the question, “What does it mean to be human?” We ask ourselves this very same question today in 2019, and so this thousands of years old play remains truthful and relevant in a transcendent way.

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Feburary 2019

I am so excited to have been cast in this incredible staged reading. I have a deep love and admiration for developing new work, and I feel very fortunate to bring this story to life. This will be my second time working with the very talented Lennie Watts.

 
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December 2018

I had the opportunity to perform two original arrangements I created for myself at Don’t Tell Mama. It was a truly amazing show, and I couldn’t have been more blessed to perform my acts alongside some of the most talented performers I’ve ever met.

 
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September/October 2018

I was fortunate enough to perform in Marymount Manhattan College’s production of Hamlet at New York Live Arts. It was an incredible experience and I loved being able to bring Shakespeare’s words to life.

 
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August 2018

I participated in New York's Got Talent at The Green Room 42 and made it all the way to the semi finals! It was an incredible learning experience, and I was honored to have the opportunity to perform at such an amazing venue along side some of the most talented people in New York City.

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July 2018

I had the best time performing at The Cranky Cabaret! It was an absolute blast being able to get down and dirty with such an amazing cast and audience. I was reminded just how much I love cabaret performance. You can see my videos from this show on my videos page.

 
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The Cast and Crew of The Magic Flute 2018

 

January 2018

I was fortunate enough to be the dramaturgical assistant/ production intern for the St. Petersburg Opera Company's production of The Magic Flute. This was my first time working with an opera company, and I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend the month of January. I learned so much and gained so much insight into another beautiful art-form. I will miss this production dearly, and I look forward to hopefully working with this company or another opera company in the future. 

 
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The Cast and Crew of Working: A Musical

 

October 2017

I have just finished performing in Working: A Musical as Candy Cottingham with a featured solo. It was an absolute pleasure to perform in such a relevant and powerful musical. Both the cast and crew became very close, and I will miss this production very much. But now it is time to focus on up coming auditions and exams.  

 

August 2017

My internship with The Empress Productions has officially ended, leaving me with a greater knowledge of this crazy beautiful business. My dramaturgical work with "With Love, Marilyn" has ended as the script is now officially frozen. The show begins touring the country this fall, and I am looking forward to watching the show's journey. I am currently in the process of developing some new projects with performerstuff.com.

 

July 2017

This month has been a very exciting month for me. I have become a Co-Executive Producer for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical cast recording. I have also been hired to dramaturge a tribute cabaret show titled "With Love, Marilyn" that is set to begin touring come December. I also became a published writer for performerstuff.com. All while continuing my internship with The Empress Productions.

 
The Tony Gala 2017

The Tony Gala 2017

 

June 2017

What a busy month! After spending almost three weeks traveling Europe with my family, I landed in New York with JUST enough time to make it to the Tony Awards. I have been working as an intern for The Empress Productions. I am being exposed to a whole new side of the theatre industry, which is extremely interesting for me to observe.

 
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The Cast of God: A Play

 

MAy 2017

The play went extremely well! The cast was amazing to work with, and I could not have asked for an overall better experience. Classes have officially ended, and I managed to finish the year with a 4.0 GPA. I leave for vacation with my family in a few weeks and will return to New York for the Tony Awards. I also begin my internship with Empress Productions upon my arrival back to the city.

 

April 2017

While continuing rehearsals for God, I began working for performerstuff.com as a reader. It is an absolute blast, and I am so thankful for the new experience of working for a theatre based website. The play begins its run next month, and finals are just around the corner.

 

March 2017

I was fortunate to be cast in God: A Play at Marymount Manhattan College. I began rehearsals while I continued to focus on my academics. 

 
 
The 2017 Grammy Awards

The 2017 Grammy Awards

 

Februrary 2017

The Color Purple won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. I was fortunate enough to be in the recording studio January of 2016 watching album come to life. This album was my first Broadway Records responsibility, and it was an honor to go on stage with The Color Purple team to help accept this award.