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Karen Wheeler

Costume Designer, White Heron Student Company, Educational Programming

Karen renewed her childhood passion for music and theater when her grand-daughter joined the Young Actors and Junior Company programs at the Dreamland Theater. Having retired after 28 years of coaching cheerleading, she discovered costuming afforded her a new creative outlet. She loves the challenge of creating costumes that compliment the director’s and actor’s visions and has enjoyed seeing those costumes come to life in productions of Willy Wonka, Jr., Annie, Wizard of Oz and Schoolhouse Rocks to name a few. She is looking forward to working with White Heron and NTI and having the opportunity to help young actors explore the process and challenges of costuming.


When not busy with her glue gun and sewing machine, Karen enjoys choreographing and costuming for the annual Ms. Mantucket event, working full time as a paralegal for a local law firm and family time with her very supportive husband, Jack, and grandchildren Dream and Tyler.

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