KAREN CORDES: WHO I AM?
aka Karen Kay prior to getting married in 2019.
I am a kreator. I love to make things. The making takes several forms. From theatre to songs to books.
I have lived all across Canada, and several places in the US. I am married to a wonderful man, and we bought our first home this year (2020).
I studied music at Kingswood University (then Bethany Bible College). My journey since then has led to have many different jobs; front desk agent, waitress, barista, Walmart sample girl, photo shop worker, tea sales girl. Even several jobs in theatre; Music Teacher for 3 years at a performing arts centre, stage manager, dinner theatre performer, piano player, and private singing/piano teacher.
But writing has always been there. In little bits and bobs, seeping out on occasion.
Now I am letter it out fully!
I was lyricist and co-composer for The Jungle Book, performed in 2017 at the Centre for Arts and Education. My own original musical, "Make Believe," had a staged reading in Live Bait's New Works Festival in 2019.
There are many exciting things on the horizon. Watch out, I'm just getting started!
Jamie and I at Little Shop of Horrors Off-broadway in Fall of 2019