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Kari MoteKari Mote

Kari Mote is the founding artistic director of Kokopelli Theatre Company. This grassroots organization started in the great Alaskan outdoors with Much Ado About Nothing performed in the Chugach Mountains and is currently in process of establishing in New York City. Producer/Director is the hat Ms. Mote usually wears and her choices have ranged from the classics to musical theatre, but is currently focused on new works by up and coming playwrights. Some of her directing credits include; A Streetcar Named Desire, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Mote has been introduced to some of the world’s most prolific playwrights including John Guare, Terrence McNally, Romulus Linney, August Wilson, Horton Foote, Arthur Miller, Paula Vogel, Tony Kushner and, of course, Edward Albee. During the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska, she had the pleasure of directing various scenes from the immense library of work of all of the aforementioned playwrights in their company. Kari is pleased to return to the Great Plains Theatre Conference where she directed scenes for Doug Wright last year with Marshall Mason, and is honored to direct scenes for our guest Teresa Rebeck at this year’s conference.