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Kara McLane Burke

kara_bio.jpgKara McLane Burke is a native of Westfield, NJ and graduate of James Madison University. Theatre experience includes a stint with Shenandoah Shakespeare Express as actor/road manager/director (1993, 95-96); Outproud Theatre, Atlanta Open Season (1994); Foolery founding member/performer (1997-2002) – Second Shepherd’s Play, Cyrano, Cesario, Something Wanting, Life’s A Dream, Vassilisa the Brave (director); Live ArtsThe Seagull, Boston Marriage, and Our Lady of 121st Street; Walker Stage, NYC – sky/no sky by Savitri Durkee (2003); American Shakespeare Center‘s Much Ado about Nothing, King Lear, Knight of the Burning Pestle (2003). She is a founding member of PEP, organizing and appearing in A Charlottesville Wunderkammer (2006) and Shentai (2007) as Greta, and as Anna in Dido vs The Squid Monster. She was stage manager for the creation and premiere of Our American Ann Sisters and later performer, stepping into Kay Ferguson’s roles. In 2012, she performed in Kay’s The Madwoman Project, (The Madwoman of Chaillot), along with Martha and Siân. She and Siân co-created and perform in PEP’s latest production, The Convolution of Pip and Twig, which debuted December 2014. She resides in Charlottesville with her husband Chris and daughters Haley and Erin.