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Lets Talk Karen Kondazian

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Huffington Post columnist Rachel Thompson and writer/critic Bennet Pomerantz discuss topics of the day and media guests on  Lets Talk


Tonight's guest is author  Karen Kondazian

Karen Kondazian’s career as an actor, writer and producer is as diverse as it is long. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of eight Karen was chosen to be one of the infamous children on Art Linkletter’s Kids Say the Darndest Things. The opportunity to miss school during tapings was all it took for Karen to abandon her life’s goal of becoming a CIA spy and focus on acting.

She completed her schooling at San Francisco State College, The University of Vienna and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), after which she began her career in New York. Her first professional work was in the award winning production of Michael Cacoyannis’ The Trojan Women at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Her theater career has included starring opposite Ed Harris in Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard Chamberlain in Richard II , Stacy Keach in Hamlet, (dir. Gordon Davidson), Ray Stricklyn in Vieux Carre , which she also produced). She also starred in Eduardo Machado’s off-Broadway play, Broken Eggs.

She won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in The Rose Tattoo, in which her work as actor and producer so impressed Tennessee Williams that they became friends and he gave her carte blanche to produce any of his work in his lifetime.


she is also the author of the Whip, which she is  writing the screenplay of her book