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About Karel: Theater

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Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Assistant Producer for the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans, is a playwright, author, actor, filmmaker and painter.

Karel has been a theatre professional for over 21 years. At Ashé CAC, Karel assists with stage management, video editing and production, all aspects of assistant producing, and arts instruction. Her first love (and still her preference) is acting.


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IMPRESSIONS: the Nature of Landscape is one recent production. The play ties together the way the French impressionist painters viewed the world around them and today's conflict between environmental protection and industry interests and profits.


In addition to many other productions in the past year and half, here are some of the theater projects she has worked in:
Stage performance work was seen the Ashé CAC original production “13 Lessons” (a choral drama about adult literacy) and in monthly improv performances New Orleans at the Voodoo Lounge with NOLA Playback Theatre.


Also include the JPAS production of "Flanagans Wake" in 2011 and 2012, as well as many others.


June 2012, appeared in in Hogan's Goat, about which one reviewer commented

"The acting is superb and little touches throughout the two-hour long play make it a delight to grab a pint of Guinness or Harp and enjoy this wonderful assemblage of actors. Karel Sloane Boekbinder and Jeffrey Martorell, last seen in "Flanagan's Wake," another Irish vehicle are also in this production. Hats off to other cast members like Claudia Bumgarten as Maria Haggerty, Kelly Lind as Josephine Finn, Jeff Pope as Petey Boyle and Rachel Mauti as Bessie Legg. There's a lot of talent here for this charming presentation."

Karel is one of 16 New Orleans artists collaborating with internationally known author and playwright Eve Ensler on "Swimming Up Stream," which premiered during V-Day's "V to the10th"celebration in New Orleans, April, 2008.

She co-wrote A-Musing, an award winning play featuring the Ashé team

As a filmmaker, Karel and her husband Leo create works through their company Flapjacks Lincoln Productions



A post-Katrina project which aims to eliminate the fourth wall is Story Circle

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In an interesting twist intent on vaporizing the fourth wall the cast takes on audience narrative as grist for improv interpertation.

A-Musing is one of her most recent collaborative efforts with the Ashé dream team, an imaginative and award winng production which she co-wrote and performs in.