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Karen T. Hartline is a playwright and screenwriter living in the San Francisco Bay Area. her pilot Catty P.I. is currently a finalist in the page awards. her play It's Alarming was a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Heideman award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her plays have been performed in theatres and festivals around the country. She is a member of the Playground-SF writers pool, where her plays such as Home Front and Anything Helps have been performed in the Monday Night Series at Berkeley Rep. Other award winning plays include Life, After Life, which won the Frostburg One-Act Play Competition and Pulling the Plug, which was a finalist at Piano Fight’s ShortLived Series in San Francisco. Her full-length play Say Goodbye to Soup was chosen by the Dramatist Guild in their Friday Night Footlights series and in the Playwrights Slam at the TCG Conference in LA. Karen has worked as a staff writer for What You Can Do, a documentary web series and Features Editor for New York Moves magazine. She has also written for Bay Area publications including Oakland Magazine, the monthly and Parents Press. And through all of this, karen has been a homeschooling mom to one fantastic kid who encourages her every day to continue following her unrelenting aspiration to write for film and television.