Karen Lee Roberts has performed extensively in both Australia and the United Kingdom, doing the West End musical “Hair” at the Old Vic Theatre in London. She performed her original works at the Wataboshi Festival in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and has been a part of various festivals in Australia. In 2013 Karen was a part of a residency piece at the Metro Arts Theatre and the Brisbane Powerhouse. She worked in 2014 with OzFrank Theatre Company. In 2015 Karen performed her original cabaret Chameleon at QTC. Karen spoke at the 2015 Pacific Rim International Conference for Disability and Diversity in Hawaii on and joined indelabilityarts, performing Look Mum, No Hands (Powerhouse 2015, HOTA 2017). She has written several children’s books, publishing two. One, Wilbur the Optical Whale, has been turned into a theatre show, playing at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival and winning two awards. Karen has performed her cabaret, Chameleon several other times including Room to Play (2016). two Anywhere Theatre Festivals (2017 and 2018) and at Melbourne’s Butterfly Club(2019). With indelabilityarts she has performed a mental health show Love Me at various venues including a tour in 2017 of regional Queensland with this and Look Mum, No Hands. In 2018 she performed at the Bleach Festival in the show Intimate Space with Restless Dance, winning a Helpmann Award. Karen did two jazz gigs during the Covid-19 lockdown and her cabaret also. In 2020 she performed in the Queensland Cabaret Festival to a packed crowd and at the Wynnum Fringe Festival, doing her cabaret Chameleon. She has also done various MC’ing events around Brisbane as different characters, and shot two QLD Government short films for disability, one of which, The No Pile, won several awards.
Scenic Rim Regional Council and SWQ Regional Arts are presenting a series of 11 Arts Dinners in person and online.