Keara Barnes is an actor, writer, filmmaker and voice over artist 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 in Vancouver, Keara has amassed over 50 performing credits in both film, theatre and voiceover.
She has performed in 20+ theatrical productions both locally and internationally and is the creator/performer behind two acclaimed one-woman shows that have toured across Western Canada: Almost a Stepmom and Traveltheatrics.
As an independent filmmaker, she has written and produced four short films: Labour Day, Livefeed, A Midwinter Nightmare, and most recently, The Stepmom, which was adapted from her solo show and in which she made her directorial debut.
Keara has voiced numerous characters on over a dozen voice over projects, including the recent podcasts Golden Ash (That’s not Canon Productions) Duggan Hill (Time Signal Productions) and Mermaid Story (Under the Table), as well as two upcoming video games and her first audiobook through Audible.
As a freelance writer, Keara has been published in SAD Mag, Understorey Magazine, and Intermission Magazine and is in the midst of writing her first novel. 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.
Keara is the Director of Sponsorship & Development at the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival and the Artistic Director of Standing Room Only Theatre. She is an avid explorer in her free time, having travelled to 34 countries, and she never says no to coffee.