Karen Hartman
Affiliated Writer
Seattle, WA
Biography

Karen Hartman has four productions of three world premieres in the 2016/17 season: Roz and Ray at Seattle Rep and Victory Gardens, The Book of Joseph at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Project Dawn at People’s Light. Karen held the Playwright Center’s McKnight Residency and Commission in 2014-15. Her new dialogue for Mozart’s The Magic Flute appeared in Pacific Music Works’ production at the Meany Center in Seattle, 2015. Hartman’s Goldie, Max, and Milk premiered at Florida Stage and the Phoenix Theater, nominated for the Steinberg and Carbonell Awards. Other works: Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize), Gum, Leah’s Train, Going Gone (N.E.A. New Play Grant); Girl Under Grain (Best Drama in NY Fringe); Wild Kate, ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award); Troy Women; Donna Wants; Sea Change, score by AnnMarie Milazzo; and MotherBone, score by Graham Reynolds (Frederick Loewe Award).  New York: Women's Project, National AsianAmerican Theatre Company, P73, the New York Fringe (Best Drama), and Summer Play Festival. Regional: Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, the Magic, and elsewhere.  Publications: Theater Communications Group, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books, and NoPassport Press.  Awards: Sustainable Arts Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit"Award, Hodder Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship.  An alumna of New Dramatists and longtime Brooklynite, Karen is now Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington. Current projects include Gaza Rehearsal (upcoming at Victory Gardens’  Ignition Festival), and a Yale Repertory Theater commission about the landmark Supreme Court case Ricci vs DeStefano. Her prose is published in the New York Times and The Washington Post. www.karenhartman.org

Successes

Roz & Ray by Karen Hartman will run at San Diego Rep (Sept. 7-Oct. 1, 2017).

Karen Hartman selected for 2017 Residency at Ryder Farm. Please see the link for more info: http://www.spaceonryderfarm.org/2017-residents

Karen Hartman's play Roz and Ray will receive its co-world premiere with Victory Gardens and Seattle Repetory Theatre. 

Karen Hartman's play Project Dawn will receive its premiere at People's Light in their 42nd season. The play is the first World Premiere to emerge from the company's New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program. 

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities is doing Karen Hartman's play LEAH'S TRAIN March 7-22, performances at the Sabes Jewish Community Center. More info HERE