These are my insights into the art of stagecraft, gleaned from over 18 years as a professional performer and many more as a woman, girl, wife, lover, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, colleague and friend. Where my life and my muse meet, there is music, dancing and lots and lots of drama. Make your life epic, I tell myself and my students. Make your life a work of art and sing that.

Singers, actors, dancers, poets, performance artists and public speakers: take heart. I welcome the dialogue with all among you who find yourselves in the pages of this blog…


About Karen Kohler

Born in Frankfurt and raised in New York, Karen began her professional music career in Austin. Since returning to NYC in 2001, she has been a leading exponent of the cabaret arts as performer, director, producer and historian. Her performances blend multiple genres - classical, cabaret, jazz, blues and folk-rock - in six languages. She is founder of the award-winning ensemble, Kabarett Kollektif, and producer of Kabarett Fete, a celebrated international cabaret festival. Karen gives private lessons and conducts master classes in stagecraft, the art of public speaking and creativity coaching. View all posts by Karen Kohler

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