Keara Barnes is an award-winning actor, writer and producer from Vancouver, B.C. She holds a BFA in Theatre from The University of Victoria and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
Over the past seven years as a professional performer, she has amassed over 40 performing credits in both theatre and film, as well as almost a dozen voiceover projects.
As a playwright, she has written two solo shows “Almost a Stepmom” ( 2017 Vancouver Celticfest *SOLD OUT RUN*, 2017 Vancouver Fringe *SOLD OUT RUN* 2016 Calgary Fringe *WINNER* Jester’s Cap Award) and ‘Traveltheatrics‘ (*OFFICIAL SELECTION* Suncor Stage One Festival), as well as the ten minute play “The Girl on the Moon” (2017 Pull Festival).
Her screenwriting and producing work includes the short horror films “Livefeed” (*WINNER* Scariest Film, 2019 Blood n Guts Horror Film Competition), “Labour Day” (*Semi-finals* 2018 Blood n Guts Horror Film Competition), as well as the upcoming short comedy “A Midwinter Nightmare.”
Also a freelance writer, she has worked as a theatre critic for the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance and for Three Weeks Magazine during the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has been published in Understorey Magazine, Intermission Magazine, and The Celtic Connection.