Karen Zacarias (born 1969) is a Latina playwright.
- …telenovelas are a populace form of entertainment, and what intrigued me was the idea of taking this form of storytelling and marrying it with high art, as theater is thought of being.
- On her work Destiny of Desire in “BWW Interview: A Date with DESTINY: Talking with Playwright Karen Zacarías” in Broadway World (2015 Sep 14)
- Coming to the theater humanizes people…Culture informs perspective, and the world is a complicated place. Telling the story on stage increases understanding…
- On how she views theater in “BWW Interview: A Date with DESTINY: Talking with Playwright Karen Zacarías” in Broadway World (2015 Sep 14)
- …The base of every good play is an unanswerable question. It’d be very pompous of me to say “I have the answer.” But they are a driving questions for me, and how I live my life and I look at the world.
- On what she considers a good play in “DC playwright Karen Zacarías: How to write plays, raise kids and avoid the creative ‘desert’” (2015 Apr 16)
- …The Latino characters that are shown on TV or in movies seem to be pretty one-dimensional. They’re gang members or cleaning stuff in the background. Here’s a college education family that talks about art. That’s not something you see often but it’s real. It’s something that exists. People are like, “That’s so universal!” And I’m like, “Of course it is! What did you think?” It’s a human story. I believe there can be harmony. I believe we can be different and still have that. Hopefully my plays reflect this idea.
- On writing a compelling story in “DC playwright Karen Zacarías: How to write plays, raise kids and avoid the creative ‘desert’” (2015 Apr 16)