Kelly James receives a letter from her deployed husband, Staff Sergeant Bradley James.
PLAYING SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
About the Filmmaker
Driven. Passionate. Multifaceted. Relentlessly pushing boundaries. Karen Weza is a force to be reckoned with. As an actress, she is known to take direction very well, which transmutes when she wears her Director’s hat. With all of Karen’s projects she has been versatile: Writing, Acting, Producing and Directing. While it is challenging to act and simultaneously direct, Karen loves a challenge and is always striving for greatness.
Karen Weza is grateful to have worked, so far, with some of the best Directors Hollywood has to offer including: Multiple Primetime Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, James Burrows [Cheers, Frasier, Will and Grace, Mike and Molly], Daytime Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer, Jason Zada, [Take This Lollipop], and Multiple Award Nominated Director and Producer, Justin Lin [Fast and Furious, Annapolis, and Better Luck Tomorrow].
Karen is a well-trained actress, first taking Stanislavsky based classes at The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory, D.C., then upon moving from the D.C. Metro Area to Los Angeles, California, she attended the prestigious Playhouse West Repertory. One of her teachers at Playhouse West was Mark Pellegrino [Lost, The Tomorrow People, and the movies Capote, and The Big Lebowski].
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Karen grew up frolicking on O’ahu’s breathtaking beaches, and maintains her small-town work ethic: “Be well-prepared. Professional. Work hard. Be easy to work with. Laugh. Work as a team. I love learning and empowering myself! Always listen to your gut. Your instincts are one of the greatest assets, especially creatively. And like the U.S. Marines’ motto states: ‘Adapt and Overcome!’ Last, but never least, have integrity. Your actions speak louder than your words.”
Karen is currently taking Second City Improv classes, which will only help to further free Karen’s Creative Self from standing in her own way. Watch out, world!