Karen Kandel is a member of Mabou Mines. Performance awards: OBIE (Mabou Mines' Lear, Peter & Wendy, ensemble of TALK by Carl Hancock Rux). Also, Dramalogue, Connecticut Critics Circle, Craig Noel, Edinburgh Herald Angel; Helen Hayes nomination; Drama League Outstanding Performance citation (Peter & Wendy).
In support of her own interdisciplinary work: Alaska Artist-in Residence / Rasmuson Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, TCG Future Collaborations, Peter S. Reed Foundation, Jim Henson Foundation, Spencer Cherashore Fund,TCG/Fox Fellowship, Audrey Skirball-Kenis T.I.M.E. Grant. Karen is a United States Artists Zipporyn Fellow.