Karen Perry

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Karen Perry [Costume Designer] has long been considered a master in her profession. Within a three-decade career, Karen has built an incredible body of work on Stage and Screen and has garnered a winning reputation as both a tremendous talent and sheer joy to work with.

A native New Yorker, Karen Perry began designing for the stage in the 1980's. Ms. Perry's earlier film and stage works includes The Brother from Another Planet by dir John Sayles, Just Looking dir by Jason Alexander, the celebrated Public Theatre hit musical Bring in Da Noise,Bring in Da Funk, as well as NBC's "Saturday Night Live" UPN series "Abby" with Synedy Poitner'and CBS's acclaimed original movie One Day In Montgomery: The Rosa Park Story dir by Julie Dash and HBO's "Strapped" dir by Forrest Whittaker both of which Ms Perry's received a Costume Designer Guild Award and Cable Ace Award nominations.

In addition,Karen worked as personal stylist for many premier artists including the late great Gregory Hines. For 13 years collaborating with Mr Hines on numerous projects including films Bleeding Heart directed by Mr Hines, The Tic Code dir by Gary Winick, CBS's tv series "The Gregory Hines Show" and the Showtime's original film Bojangles the Bill 'Bojangle" Robinson story. Ms Perry's theatre design highlights include NFT's Paul Robeson, The Taking of Miss Janie, It's Hasnt Always Been This Way,Three Travelers and Salaam Huey P Newton. Crumbs for the Table of Joy, Raison in the Sun,Dancing on Moonlight,Breathe Boom. Regional includes 6 August Wilson productions which includes Gem of the Ocean, Piano Lesson, King HedleyII, Radio Golf ,Two Trains Running and Seven Guitars the latter two garnered Ms Perry with both 2007 The Craig Noel Award of Theatre Excellence and the 2006 Audelco Award . The 2006 "Woodie" Award and the 2005 National Black Theatre Festival's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Costume Design Excellence in American and Black Stage, Film and Television . The 2008 Audelco Award recipient for Signature Theatre's production of " The First Breeze of Summer". Current productions of Ms Perry's "Resurrection" by Daniel Beaty dir by Oz Scott, the Mccarter Theatre's "The Brother/Sister Trilogy"by Tarell McCraney and NYTW "Things of Dry Hours" by Naomi Wallace dir Ruben Santiago Hudson.
 
Credits

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Happiest Song Plays Last Second Stage Theatre 03/03/2014 Costume Designer
2 stop. reset. Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 09/08/2013 Costume Designer
3 The Piano Lesson Pershing Square Signature Center-Irene Diamond Stage 11/18/2012 Costume Designer
4 My Children! My Africa! Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 05/24/2012 Costume Designer
5 The Brother/Sister Plays Part 1: In The Red and Brown Water Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/15/2009 Costume Designer
6 The Brother/Sister Plays Part 2: The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 11/15/2009 Costume Designer
7 Things of Dry Hours New York Theatre Workshop 06/08/2009 Costume Designer
8 The First Breeze of Summer Peter Norton Space 08/21/2008 Costume Designer
9 Three Travelers Theater at St. Clement's Church 01/24/2008 Costume Designer
10 The Taking of Miss Janie Abrons Arts Center (Playhouse) 11/30/2006 Costume Designer
11 Seven Guitars Peter Norton Space 08/24/2006 Costume Designer
12 Bring in 'Da Noise Bring in 'Da Funk Joseph Papp Public Theater/Newman Theater 11/03/1995 Costume Designer
13 Young Playwrights Festival (1995) Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater 10/04/1995 Costume Designer
14 Crumbs from the Table of Joy McGinn-Cazale Theatre 05/09/1995 Costume Designer
15 Dancing on Moonlight Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater 04/04/1995 Costume Designer
16 Zooman and the Sign McGinn-Cazale Theatre 11/22/1994 Costume Designer
17 Girl Gone MCC Theater 11/06/1994 Costume Designer
18 Young Playwrights Festival (1994) Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall 10/04/1994 Costume Designer
19 Five Women Wearing the Same Dress MCC Theater 02/03/1993 Costume Designer
20 Man, Woman, Dinosaur Playwrights Horizons 01/29/1992 Costume Designer
21 Like Them That Dream Theatre Four 03/24/1988 Costume Designer
22 Henrietta Theatre Four 01/25/1985 Costume Designer
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2010 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design The Brother/Sister Plays Part 1: In The Red and Brown Water Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2010 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design The Brother/Sister Plays Part 2: The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet Costume Designer
3 WON 2008 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design The First Breeze of Summer Costume Designer
4 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design The First Breeze of Summer Costume Designer
5 NOMINATED 2013 Henry Hewes Design Award, Costume Design The Piano Lesson Costume Designer
6 WON 2006 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Seven Guitars Costume Designer
7 NOMINATED 2007 Henry Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Seven Guitars Costume Designer
8 NOMINATED 2007 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design The Taking of Miss Janie Costume Designer