Karen Fricker

Karen Fricker is a Toronto-based arts writer and educator. She is a theatre critic at the Toronto Star and has written and broadcast for other outlets including Variety, the Irish Times, RTÉ, and the CBC. She is an Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts at Brock University and the author of The Original Stage Productions of Robert Lepage: Making Theatre Global (Manchester University Press, 2020). Karen is involved in a number of projects around new approaches to theatre criticism training, including Seeding the Future (a collaboration between CBC Arts, Obsidian Theatre, Brock University, and York University) and Youth Theatre Ireland’s Young Critics program.