Karen Holbert has been a CTWS faculty member for twelve years teaching improvisation and acting classes. For CTWS, Karen has directed the annual HSR Improv Show and the mainstage production of Nancy Drew: Girl Detective! Prior to working at CTWS, Karen taught and directed at the Hinsdale Center for the Arts and was an assistant to the drama instructor for the elementary schools in Evanston Township. Karen holds a theatre degree from Wesleyan University (CT) and is a graduate of the Second City Training Center’s Conservatory Program. Karen also enjoys working as an actor performing in community and professional productions at TWS and throughout the Chicagoland area.