Kari Morris is a writer, actor, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Her short film, Two (executive producer, writer, and actor) was a finalist in the Academy Award-qualifying USA Film Festival. Her latest short film collaboration with Pride Film and Plays, Counting (writer) won first place in the shorts category in the North by Northwest Micro-Budget Film Festival, was a finalist for Best Dramatic Short in the Out Here Now: The Kansas City LGBT Film Festival and is rounding the festival circuit throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
She appeared in the PSA Commercial "Happy World Animal Day!" (David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust) and frequently lends her voice and pen to Co-op Theatre East's RADIO COTE: 24 Hour Newsroom. She was recently in the premiere cast of Blank Canvas at the HERE Arts Center (Downtown Urban Theater Festival) and the piece won Best Short Play. Other favorite stage roles include Iris in Children’s Letters to God (TYA National Tour) and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lucille Lortel). Kari happily serves as a teaching artist (theater, film, puppetry) throughout the five boroughs and upstate New York, where she has co-created, adapted, and directed 40 + original short plays/film projects for and with K-5 children, including musical scenes and Shakespeare adaptations.
A cum laude graduate of both Millikin University and The New School for Drama, Kari is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, and an ensemble member of Co-op Theatre East.