Karen DiLossi

Director of Arts in Sacred Places
Partners for Sacred Places
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Karen (BA Washington College and MA Villanova University) has worked as a stage manager, director, and producer. She is the Co-Artistic Director for Madhouse Theater Company. As the Program Director for the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, she produced of the Barrymore Awards and directed them herself twice. Karen taught acting at West Chester and was the stage management consultant at Villanova. As Partners for Sacred Places’ national Director of Arts in Sacred Places, she matches artists/arts organizations who need space with sacred places who have space to share. She has created a training model and a manual of instruction on long-term leases for arts organizations to thrive within the walls of congregations. Karen also led the research report Creating Spaces which elevated the artist space crisis conversation nationwide and in the Spring of 2016 opened The Philadelphia Design Center, the first of its kind in the country.