Keara Barnes is an award winning actor, writer and producer from Vancouver, B.C. She graduated from The University of Victoria in 2009 with her BFA in Theatre and has gone to work with theatre companies around the world. Upon graduation she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she spent three years working at the Abbey Theatre: The National Theatre of Ireland, and the Gaiety Theatre.
Since her return to Vancouver in 2013 she co-founded Standing Room Only Theatre, a Vancouver based theatre company that seeks to produce both established plays and new writing. She also maintains a position as a Theatre Blogger for the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance and was a theatre reviewer at the 2014 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Keara trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and most recently completed the Arts Club Actors Intensive.
Keara is an emerging playwright, having worked with Fishamble: The New Play Company in Dublin, Playwrights Theatre Centre and The Wet Ink Collective in Vancouver, and is currently developing two new plays. Her one woman show Almost a Stepmom has toured to critical acclaim throughout Western Canada and her play The Girl on the Moon was most recently selected for inclusion in the 2017 Pull Festival.
RECENT CREDITS: Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play (Little Mountain Lion Productions), The Night Before Christmas (Red Giant Theatre), Dark Matter (Nebula Theatre), Almost a Stepmom (Vancouver Celticfest *SOLD OUT RUN*, Winnipeg Fringe, Vancouver Fringe 2017 *SOLD OUT RUN*), In Her View (Independent/Feature Film), She Sees Beyond (Fortnight Productions/TV Series), Project Mayhem (Story Robot Series/Podcast), Hello (Theatre Terrific), The Mystery Plays (Little Mountain Lion Productions) Almost a Stepmom (2016 Shift One Act Festival, 2016 Calgary Fringe Festival *Winner of Emerging Artist Award), Moll in Moll (Standing Room Only Theatre), The Motherers (Pull Festival 2016), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth ( Standing Room Only Theatre), Olya the Child ( 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival), The Weir (Standing Room Only Theatre), Hug (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival), The Mikado and The Hollow (Metro Theatre), Waiting for Ghostbusters (Genus Theatre), As you Like it (Kaleidoscope Theatre).
UPCOMING : Tigers be still (Pacific Theatre) in June 2018, followed by my NEW solo show Traveltheatrics (Standing Room Only Theatre) which will debut in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2018 followed by the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.