Karen Thibodeau began dancing in the living room for her parents at the age of four. Now as project director for Taos Children’s Theatre (TCT) since 1988, brings a wealth of experience and the thrill of her early enchantment with the stage. She has directed numerous productions for TCT, acting as producer as well. She has also designed imaginative sets for TCT incorporating recycled materials. She has opened the project to a number of Taos artists who have consistently created inspired props, puppets, costumes, lighting and music. She has invited a number of adult performers into the program who have become mentors for the young actors. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from California Western University and an elementary teacher’s credential. Her work in creating theatre with children has been praised by parents, teachers and administrators, and is valued throughout the community.
Ms. Thibodeau has worked for years as an artist-in-residence in New Mexico, Hawaii and New York, instructing in storytelling and puppetry. Currently she teaches and performs at West Side Family Preschool in New York. She is also a certified yoga instructor from Integral Yoga Institute (NYC). This past year she performed with the Picaresque Players (NYC) in "Expiration Date" at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.