19 Minutes with Karen Jo Fairbrook
Photographing the Artists of the Satori Group 9 of 15
Photography and Q&A by LaRae Lobdell
Guest blogger Cassandra Bell
Recently, LaRae had the opportunity to photograph Karen Jo Fairbrook, a part of the local Seattle theatre company “The Satori Group“. We will be seeing much more of Karen as “Ingrid” in Satori’s newest feature, “reWilding“- which is about an outsider’s journey into an isolated wooded community “not too far north or too far south of anywhere.”
Check out the dates for reWilding below, and get to know Karen Jo a bit more below!
Get to Know Karen Jo Fairbrook!
PS: When you were young, did you imagine you would be on this particular journey in life? Why or why not?
KF: Being an actor…yes, absolutely. Ever since I was very young I knew I wanted to act. Perhaps even needed to act. It has been my passion and lifelong pursuit. I did not necessarily imagine I would be a college professor ~ but I always loved school and graduated with honors as a triple major having degrees in Drama, Psychology and Philosophy. I love the college atmosphere and I love teaching students about a subject I am so passionate about.
PS: Who or what inspires you the most in your personal life? And in your professional life?
KF: First and foremost, my children are my reason for living. No explanation needed! I have been so blessed with wonderful friends who support my endeavors and my Aunt Irene has worked hard to instill in me her wisdom and perseverance. As a teacher, Ursula Meyer and Robert L. Hobbs influenced me immeasurably. Acting-wise, I would love to grow up to be Dame Judy Dench. And then there is Johnny Depp. Oh yeah, Johnny Depp inspires me.
PS: What do you fear the most?
KF: Fear. Or any harm coming to my loved ones. (I would say dying before the Mariners win a World Series…but that just can’t happen!)
PS: What’s next on your horizon?
KF: When I finish this wonderful experience with The Satori Group, I am thrilled to be playing Mama Baptista in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Seattle Shakespeare Company this spring. And being ‘Grammy’ to my new grandson, Theo. J
Go see Karen as “Ingrid” in “reWilding”!
Go see “reWilding by Martyna Majok at the Satori Group in Seattle, March 1-17, 2013.
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