Karen has worked extensively as a writer for stage and screen and is perhaps best known for her work with Both Worlds as the head writer for ZANEWS: PUPPET NATION. She was head writer and director on RECIPES FOR LOVE AND MURDER starring Maria Doyle Kennedy for MNET/Acorn/AMC which TX in SA on Mnet in 2022 with its bow on Acorn internationally in September of the same year. Karen has worked with Pixel Perfect, writing Bioskop movies for Mzansi Magic and served as head writer for 90 PLEIN STREET season 5 for SABC, as well as writing for shows like VAYA MZANSI and MOFEREFERE LENYALONG as well as work in children’s television writing such as THABANG THABONG and SUPASTRIKAS. In theatre, her plays include the multi award-winning EVERYBODY ELSE (IS F*CKING PERFECT) (Best Comedy 2005), KISS KISS, I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING, and LAYING BLAME (translated into 7 languages), as well as VASLAV, which was nominated for 3 Fleur du Cap Awards. Karen was part of How Now Brown Cow’s inaugural Writer’s Collective for 2021 and her satirical self-help book THE KAREN BOOK OF RULES, co-authored with Karin Schimke, was published in 2020 by Tafelberg, and her co-authored book FLOW: THE BOOK ABOUT MENSTRUATION was published in August 2021 with Kwela. She is completing her MA in Writing for the Screen through Falmouth University whilst developing a handful of film and television projects with Both Worlds.