Karen is the author of five award-winning plays and a two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Award for her Pochsy Plays and Drama: Pilot Episode. A Dora Award-winning performer and director, she has directed all of adult horror clowns Mump & Smoot’s shows, as well as premieres of Linda Griffiths' Age of Arousal (ATP); HeavenAbove (TPM). Hines’ performances, plays and short films have been presented internationally. She has also performed extensively in film and TV. Chicago-born, Toronto-raised, Karen lives in Alberta where she’s writing a new play and adapting Drama for screen.