Born at a very young age, Karen Craft had her first taste of acting in college and has been answering the call ever since. While recovering from flu back in 2000, she watched 24 hours the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and at that very moment decided to embrace the dark arts known as improv. Several years later, she formed Polite Ink. sketch & improv.

When not on stage with Polite Ink., Karen performs with several theatre groups throughout Rochester. She was recently seen as Candida in Classics Theater of Rochester’s production of Candida, has played with the Penfield Players, and co-wrote and performed in the Rochester debut of the epic fantasy The Kingdom Next to Fid, which she and her co-writer are currently turning into a novel.

Karen is also a writer, producer, and director—and tapped into all those talents to establish the annual MuCCC benefit show, now going into its fifth year.

Karen is happily married to her biggest supporter, next to her mother and her pup Jinkies. Little known secret, dogs love improv.