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Karen Scalia

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Winter 2024 
Proof completed, rough edits begin
Pilot finished, submissions begun

About

Welcome

Actor and writer, Emerson College grad, and proud owner of an award-winning food and event tour business in historic Salem, MA. 

I’ve performed in films such as Stronger and Gone Baby Gone; enjoyed stage performances; and hosted live events and interviews. I’ve been told I have a bit of a knack for interviewing, which might come from my love of people’s stories.  I also collaborate with other writers. 

Gratitude for continued sharing of song I collaborating on with my talented family and friends –  Thank You It’s Christmas .  It is dedicated to all healthcare, front-line and essential workers everywhere.  

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Co-founder and Owner
Eris-Scalia Productions

For over a decade, my husband, comedian and host Mark Scalia and I have enjoyed putting together special team-building events, many with a charitable component, for large and small corporate groups. We custom craft unique excursions and events that bring folks together.  The events are fun, delicious, unique and impactful.

Founder and Owner
Salem Food Tours

Since 2012…  Salem Food Tours blends my passion for great cuisine, cooking and history. Since founding this small business I have loved sharing delicious, historic Salem, MA with locals and visitors from all over the world.  It’s a perfect way to understand and appreciate this much-loved city, its remarkable spice trade history, and its incredible modern culinary scene. Proud to share that Salem Food Tours has won the Certificate of Excellence and Traveler’s Choice Award for over 10 years running.  

Photo: Creative Collective and Destination Salem

Gallery

Gallery

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"Engaging Storyteller"

Actor & Writer SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Stronger, Principal /Lori Hurley, Lionsgate/Nine Stories

We Don’t Belong Here, Principal/Mrs. D, Pugliese, Quick, Griffiths & Leavitt

Taking a Shot at Love, Principal/Aunt Jenny, Lions Way Films

Gone Baby Gone, Principal/Field Reporter, Miramax Films

Not the One, Principal/Amy, Village Chief Productions

The Men’s Room, Nurse, Boston Theater Marathon 2019

Nematodes, Irina, Firehouse Theater Marathon 2019

Everyone’s Child, Kilikina, Boston Theater Marathon 2018

The Last of the Good Stuff, MaryAnn, Firehouse Theater Marathon 2018

The Way Life Should Be, Elaine, Actors Studio of NBPT

A Good Cup of Tea, Woman, Fever Fest

Model Behavior, Professor, Fudge Theatre Festival

Vagina Monologues, Because he…, Blackburn Theatre

Gwen and Evelyn, Gwen, Boston Theatre Marathon

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Carol, Firehouse Theatre

Glory Enough, Rosalind Franklin, Emory University

Emerson College BS
Actors Studio NBPT; CP Casting Advanced Scene Study; CDIA

Cooking, biking, photography, travel.

Writing

Capturing in words

I love writing and deeply enjoy imagining characters and their world. My most recent works include a short film as well as two collaborations, a limited series and a feature based on a short scene I penned. “Edge of a Black Moon” placed in the second round at the Austin Film Festival. 
I’ve written other monologues, scenes, short stories, and had a holiday song produced, as well as several articles published.  

I’m open to collaborations as well as proofreading creative work, research, script editing, etc.   

Contact
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