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Meet The Artist: Karen Malina White

Meet scrapple-lover and Scrabble-player Karen Malina White, Antaeus company member and one of the cast members of Eight Nights!

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas
Do you have a beloved winter holiday tradition?
Watching Love Actually.
What food do you really like that other people think is weird?
Scrapple (traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then pan-fried before serving.)
What movie title best describes your life?
Funny Girl
What takes up too much of your time?
Traffic
What is special about the place you grew up?
Soft pretzels and Water Ice
What movie/TV show/book/game world would you want to live in?
The Matrix
New York or LA?
LA
Which of your school teachers do you remember best and why?
Ken Hoerauf, my favorite high school acting teacher
If your daily life were narrated, who would you want to be the narrator?
Trevor Noah
What movie/TV/book quote do you use all the time?
“Houston, we have a problem.”
What do you consider yourself an expert on?
Making popcorn
What was cool when you were young but isn’t cool now?
Parties in the basement of someone’s home
What’s one of your unusual “special skills” on your resume?
Playing Scrabble and Double Dutch

 AT ANTAEUS: Eight Nights, You Can’t Take It With YouThe Liar, Wedding Band, and As You Like It. Other theater: The Ballad of Emmett Till (LA Drama Critics Circle Award, LA Ovation Award), Citizen, and Runaway Home (The Fountain Theatre); The Mountaintop, Hedda Gabler, Little Foxes and Behind The Sheet (LATW);  The Old Settler  (International City Theatre -NAACP nomination); world premiere of In the Valley of the Shadow (Rogue Machine:); originated the role of Ernestine in the West Coast premiere of Crumbs From the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage  (South Coast Rep- NAACP Image Award); Permanent Collection, Salt Fish N’ Bakes, and Distracted (Mixed Blood Theatre:). Television: Cherish The Day, Lodge 49Raven’s Home, Kidding, Shameless, SnowfallAnimal KingdomHow to Get Away with MurderVeepMike and MollyThe Mentalist, A Different World, Malcom n Eddie, The Cosby Show, AND her highly recognizable voice was featured on The Disney Channel’s The Proud Family, as the character of Dijonay. A role she will reprise in the upcoming reboot!

Performances with Antaeus:

October 11 – December 18, 2012
You Can’t Take it With You
October 3 – December 1, 2013
The Liar (2013)
October 9 – December 7, 2014
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White
July 20 – September 10, 2017
As You Like It
October 31 – December 16, 2019
Eight Nights

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