Keara Barnes is a multiple award-winning actor/writer/producer and emerging director from Vancouver, B.C. She holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. Over the past ten years as a professional performer, she has amassed 50+ performing credits in both film and theatre, as well as lent her voice to over a dozen voiceover projects.
Keara is also the Artistic Director of Standing Room Only Theatre, through which she has created and performed two one-woman shows, Almost a Stepmom & TravelTheatrics, which cumulatively toured across Western Canada for four years to critical acclaim, sold-out runs, and media coverage by Global TV, CBC and The Vancouver Sun. Since 2015, the company has produced six theatrical productions including the sold-out run of The Weir in the 2015 Celticfest Vancouver.
Keara is also a filmmaker and currently has three award-winning short films playing in the international film festival circuit. She is a Leo-nominated Producer, a three-time Best Actress winner for her short film ‘A Midwinter Nightmare’ and was recently named ‘Best Scriptwriter’ at the Montreal Independent Film Festival for her short film ‘The Stepmom’ which she adapted from her solo theatre show.
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