WRITER • KARI MORRIS
Salon: Excerpt from original novel
Kari Morris is an actor and writer based in New York City. Her short film, Two (executive producer, writer, and actor) was a finalist in the Academy Award-qualifying USA Film Festival and has thus far played at ten more film festivals worldwide. She frequently lends her voice to Co-op Theatre East's RADIO COTE: 24 Hour Newsroom and her one woman show, Eleanor Roosevelt's Coming Out Party, has a standing invitation for an encore run at Don't Tell Mama. Other favorite stage roles include Iris in Children's Letters to God (National Tour) and Helena in A MidSummer Night's Dream (Lucille Lortel). Her short play, Into the Blue, won Best Short Play at Pride Films and Plays Women's Work Weekend in Chicago, Illinois and was produced as part of Theatre Out's Briefs: a Festival of Short Plays in Santa Ana, California. Most recently, Kari published her debut YA novel, The Girl Who Could See. She also serves - with absolute delight - as a summer teaching artist with Creative Theatrics.