Karen Rabinowitz’s work as a director has included Hansel & Gretel (Stratford East), Goodbye Barcelona (Arcola), Love’s Labours Lost (Suffolk Chamber Opera), Unburied Treasures (Rosemary Branch), Nostalgia Brand Chewing Gum (Pentameters), Ain’t We Got Fun? (Lyric Studio), Safety in Numbers and It’s All in the Stars (Molecule Theatre), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Dundee Rep), Twelfth Night and Hamlet (Waterville, Maine) and revues for the Edinburgh Fringe and Covent Garden Festival.
From 1995-2014 she was Course Leader for the Musical Theatre Course at the Royal Academy of Music, where her musical productions included Follies, A Little Night Music, A Chorus Line, City of Angels, Nine, Little Me, Sweet Charity, The Pajama Game, Happy End, The Wiz, and A… My Name is Alice. Plays included The Importance of Being Earnest, The Way of the World, California Suite and London Suite.
As choreographer / movement director: The Way of the World, and dances for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (National Theatre), La Traviata and Masquerade, (Opera North), Eugene Onegin, (Scottish Opera), The Wizard of Oz (Opera House, Zurich), Jesus Christ, Superstar (York Theatre Royal), The Innocent Mistress (Derby Playhouse), Dead White Males (Nuffield Southampton), The Last Yankee (Mercury Colchester) Metamorphosis and The Wind in the Willows (Everyman, Cheltenham).
Karen is particularly interested in working on new musicals and plays, and recent projects have included a musical adaptation of I Capture the Castle, and Monsters from Hollywood, about McCarthyism in the American film industry.