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Meet The Artist: Karen Malina White

Meet scrapple-lover and Scrabble-player Karen Malina White, Antaeus company member and one of the cast members of Eight Nights!

What is your favorite holiday?
Do you have a beloved winter holiday tradition?
Watching Love Actually.
What food do you really like that other people think is weird?
Scrapple (traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then pan-fried before serving.)
What movie title best describes your life?
Funny Girl
What takes up too much of your time?
What is special about the place you grew up?
Soft pretzels and Water Ice
What movie/TV show/book/game world would you want to live in?
The Matrix
New York or LA?
Which of your school teachers do you remember best and why?
Ken Hoerauf, my favorite high school acting teacher
If your daily life were narrated, who would you want to be the narrator?
Trevor Noah
What movie/TV/book quote do you use all the time?
“Houston, we have a problem.”
What do you consider yourself an expert on?
Making popcorn
What was cool when you were young but isn’t cool now?
Parties in the basement of someone’s home
What’s one of your unusual “special skills” on your resume?
Playing Scrabble and Double Dutch

KAREN MALINA WHITE : Antaeus: You Can’t Take It With You, The Liar, The Wedding Band, As You Like It and Eight Nights;  The Fountain Theatre: The Ballad of Emmett Till (LA Drama Critics Circle Award, LA Ovation Award), Citizen and Runaway Home;  LATW: The Mountaintop (Tour), Hedda Gabler, Little Foxes, Behind The Sheet and PipelineInternational City Theatre: The Old Settler  (NAACP nomination); Rogue Machine: the world premiere of In the Valley of the Shadow;  South Coast Rep: originated the role of Ernestine in the West Coast premiere of Crumbs From the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage  (NAACP Image Award);  Mixed Blood Theatre:  Permanent Collection, Salt Fish N’ Bakes, and Distracted; Television:  Netflix’s DAHMER, Hallmark’s Tis’ The Season to be Merry, and Love For Real, BRUH, Mom, Cherish The Day, Lodge 49, Raven’s Home, Kidding, Shameless, Snowfall, Animal Kingdom, How to Get Away with Murder, Veep, Mike and Molly, The Mentalist, A Different World, Malcom n Eddie, The Cosby Show,  AND Her highly recognizable voice is featured on The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on Disney Plus as the character of Dijonay. 

Performances with Antaeus:


October 15 - November 20, 2023
October 11 – December 18, 2012
Lawrence Pressman & Eve Gordon - You Can't Take It With You
October 3 – December 1, 2013
October 9 – December 7, 2014
Leo Marks_Wedding Band_PC Daniel G. Lam (2)
July 20 – September 10, 2017
2017_ As You Like It 2 Photo by Daniel G. Lam
October 31 – December 16, 2019
Eight Nights-2019

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