Introducing... karen saunders
I have been in the business as a solo act for many years. I starred in NYC in The Village Gate's last production of Jacques Brel. I had representation back in the late 80's and met with very favorable results. The casting agents loved me but....I was extremely overweight and told that as a white woman that it was a hard sell. ( I can give names )
I also "read" too young. They told me to lose weight and come back later on when I would read older and play that character type, etc.
Well, I have lost a ton of weight. I have aged. I can now go for it besides the solo performing.
I reside in South Florida now but go back and forth between there and New York.