Meet our Spring Production Director: Karen Sklaire Watson

Karen Sklaire Watson is an actress, comedienne and theater teacher for the NYC DOE. She has toured the country with Theatreworks/USA and has been featured Off-Broadway at The Promenade Theatre, Town Hall, and The Soho Playhouse as well as featured in the premiere of Orson Welles Too Much Johnson at The Film Forum. She has performed standup comedy in clubs throughout NYC and hosted such comedians as Judah Freidlander( 30 Rock) and Colin Quinn as well as touring with comedian Rob Bartlett and the Bartletts. She has performed standup comedy in clubs throughout NYC and appeared on Saturday Night Live, In the Mix and on The Imus in the Morning show. Karen wrote and performed her her solo show Ripple of Hope: One Teacher’s Journey to Make an Impact directed by Award winning director Padraic Lillis which was named one of Best of Fringe*, and Best Performance* at The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington DC( *DC Metro). Ripple of Hope premiered in a sold out run at The New York International Fringe Festival where it was named Best of Fringe*( Broadway Blog). It also won the best of the festival and audience favorite at the Flying Solo Festival at the Secret Theater
in Long Island City. In addition to being a full time drama teacher Karen created the first Speak Truth to Power summer theater camp which merged human rights education and theater. Karen is the recipient of the 2015 Robert F Kennedy Human Rights award for her work in theater and human rights. Currently a screenplay is being developed based on Ripple of Hope, as well as a
new web series development.
Twitter @ripplehopeshow @KarenSklaire



​​​Performing Arts Programs

New York All Stars is proud to offer unmatched training in the performing arts. Whether your child is looking for an enriching and fun experience on stage or is training for a professional career in the arts, they will be nurtured and challenged through our program.

New York All Stars offers classes and workshops throughout the year in dance, voice, acting and more. 

Students who are interested in major performance opportunities may consider auditioning for our P.O.P.S. Team. Professional Opportunities for Performance Students is a unique ensemble of performers who train together in acting, dance and voice. They also receive special opportunities to perform at local events and prioritized in casting for our school-wide musicals.