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OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS announces its 2021 BOLD VOICES, NEW WORKS Lab.

More info here: https://opera-stl.org/nwbv-lab

DARLING OF CAFE SOCIETY

The Life & Music of Hazel Scott

Screenplay by Karen Chilton

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Known as the "Darling of Cafe Society" back in 1939, jazz/classical pianist Hazel Scott was the headliner of New York City's first integrated nightclub. From her critically-acclaimed biography HAZEL SCOTT: From Cafe Society to Hollywood to HUAC, Karen Chilton has adapted Scott's fascinating story for the screen.

BROTHERMINE

A One-Act Play

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Detroit, MI

FESTIVALS
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The 6 Playwrights

Top Row:

Karen Chilton

C.A. Johnson

Liz Morgan

 

Bottom Row:

Aurin Squire

York Walker

Charles White

BLUE CASSIUS by Karen Chilton

Directed by Rhonda Passion Hansome

CAST: NOAH ANDERSON | JOSHUA JOSEY                                    MARQUIS VILSON

HEIRLOOM

Staged Reading

Written & Directed by Karen Chilton

CAST: Linda Powell & Ezra Knight

The Kraine Theater

85 East 4th Street

(bet. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)

NYC

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CONVERGENCE 

by Karen Chilton

THE FIRE THIS TIME Theater Festival 

Season 8| 10-Minute Play FEST  

SWITCH!

A Ten Minute Play by Karen Chilton

CAST: Karen Chilton & Maurice McRae

Directed by Cezar Williams

REVIEW:

"The tone of the festival becomes a bit lighter in the very clever SWITCH!, by Karen Chilton, who also stars in it. Chilton plays Joan, a therapist whose day is thrown for a loop when her new client turns out to be her former friend Guy (Maurice McRae), who is also a therapist. The two have not seen each other since their mutual friend Kat committed suicide. While they at first balk at the unexpected reunion, Guy is distraught enough to stay and attempt to get the help that he needs. Chilton shows great skill here, both as a performer and as a playwright, with a script that manages to show both compelling drama and witty dialogue. Chilton and McRae have great chemistry as performers, and they play off of each other well. 
-Adrienne Urbanski, Theater Is Easy  www.theasy.com 

Directed by Awoye Timpo

CAST: Sharon Washington | Reg E. Cathey  Lizan Mitchell | Francois Battiste | Crystal Dickinson

Spring 2015

THE WOMEN OF COLOR Theater Festival 

Henry Street Settlement NYC

saying grace

A Solo Performance Piece for the Stage

Written & Performed by Karen Chilton

Directed by Kenneth Roberson