San Antonio native Karen Arredondo has a versatile skill set that will enhance any production. Known predominantly for her scenic art skills, she has worked with several major theatre, opera and performance arts companies in San Antonio including, Opera San Antonio, Lyric Opera, Classic Theatre of San Antonio, Jump-Start Performance Company, FIRE Collaborative, The Guadalupe Theatre and The Overtime Theatre.
She received her BFA from Texas State University in Technical Theatre-Design and Technology. Karen is currently pursuing her MFA in Design and Production at the University of Memphis.
Previous work includes 13 years in varying roles for the Alamo Colleges, as well as freelancing design, prop and paint work. She also assisted in the opening of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, working as its first Head of Carpentry, Props and Wardrobe, among many other jobs.
She received the 2014 Tobin Award for Set Design for the original work of Beasts of Baverly Grove, written by San Antonio actor/playwright Michael Burger with The Overtime Theatre in San Antonio.
In 2016, Karen joined forces with local theatre artists, Vanessa Rae Garcia, Holly Clifford, Juan Calderon, and Cory Clay, to create VIVA Theatre Co. Viva's mission is to bring new work to San Antonio, by local artists and performers.
Trinity University 2015 Set Designer: Sarah Martin Technical Direction/Lighting Designer: Tim Francis Costume Design: Jodi Karbajal Scenic Art and Props Supervising: Karen Arredondo
Northeast Lakeview College 2015 Directed by Lisa Fritschle Technical Direction, Scenic Design, Lighting, Audio, and Props Design: Karen Arredondo Costumes: Lisa Fritschle.
UTSA. Lyric Opera Scenic Design/ Technical Direction: Ricky Holdman Scenic Art: Karen Arredondo, Stephen Montalvo