Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Karen Sunde Biography (1942-)
Born July 18, 1942, in Wausau, WI; daughter of John E. (a retail manager) andB. Marie (Schoen) Sunde; children: John, Paul. Addresses: Home--New York, NY. Agent--Michael Imison, 28 Almeida Street, London N1, England.
- Birth Details
- July 18, 1942
- Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New Shakespeare Company, San Francisco, 1967.
- Artist, Portrait of the Artist, Playbox, 1970.
- Ruth, The Homecoming, 1972-76.
- Celimene, The Misanthrope, 1973-74.
- Viola, Twelfth Night, 1973-74.
- Hedda, Hedda Gabler, CSC Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1974-77.
- Antigone, Antigone, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1975-77.
- Isabella, Measure for Measure, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1975.
- Hesione, Heartbreak House, CSC Repertory Company, 1976-77.
- Rebecca West, Rosmersholm, 1977-78.
- Countess Aurelie, The Madwoman of Chaillot, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1978.
- Portia, The Merchant of Venice, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1980.
- Jocasta and Antigone, Oedipus Cycle (composed of Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonus), 1980-81.
- Aase, Peer Gynt I/II, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1981-82.
- Lotte, Big and Little, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1983-84.
- Alice, Dance of Death, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1984.
- Clytemnestra, The Orestia, 1984-85.
- Also appeared in the following with the CSC Repertory Company: The CherryOrchard, as Mother Aase and Ruth, The Homecoming, and as Celestina, La Celestina; created and performed Poems from Finland, New York and Minneapolis; performed for the Circle Repertory Company's playwright's workshop, McCarter Theatre; staged readings program at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.
Credits; Stage Work; Director
- Exit the King, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Philoctetes, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, 1983.
- Director of Balloon and Leonice and Lena, both CSC Repertory; and codirector, Ghost Sonata, CSC Repertory.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Mary Brewster, Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure (also known as The Mayflower), CBS, 1979.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Narrator, Image Before My Eyes, 1981.
- Day Before Noon, New York City, 1970.
- The Running of the Deer, CSC Repertory Theatre, 1978.
- Balloon, produced in New York City, 1983, published by Broadway Play Publishing (New York City), 1983.
- (Adapted from the play by Sophocles) Philoctetes, Jean Cocteau RepertoryTheatre, 1983.
- Dark Lady, produced in Santa Maria, CA, 1986, then Dublin, 1988, and Requested-Jeu de Lumiere, Avignon, published by Dramatic Publishing Company (Wilton, CT), 1985.
- Kabuki Othello, produced in Philadelphia, PA, 1986.
- To Moscow, produced in Minneapolis, MN, 1986, then New York City, 1991, later One Dream Theatre, New York City, 1996.
- (With Christopher Martin; adapted from The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo) Quasimodo (musical), produced in Woodstock, NY, 1987.
- (Edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon) Anton, Himself, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1988.
- Kabuki Macbeth, The Acting Company, Davis, CA, 1988.
- Haiti: A Dream, produced in Atlanta, GA, 1990.
- Masha, Too, produced in Philadelphia, PA, 1991.
- Achilles, produced in Kourion, Cyprus, and Philadelphia, PA, 1991.
- In a Kingdom by the Sea, produced in Madison, NJ, and New York City, both1992.
- Manuscript collection at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts,New York City.
- The Sound of Sand, Iowa State University Players, 1963.
- Balloon, workshop, 1980, CSC Repertory, 1983, published by Broadway PlayPublishing, 1983.
- Haiti: A Dream, 1991.
- Also wrote D'Eon, a libretto for Andrew Thomas.
- Wrote Deborah: The Adventures of a Soldier, (unproduced).
- Back Stage, October 11, 1996, p. 43.
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