Company Member

Karen Brelsford is a working actor in San Francisco, LA, and Canada’s Film, TV, and Theatre industries. She has a background in dendrochronology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), is conservatory trained (American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York), and performs as a comedic Kate Middleton impersonator! While Karen started appearing on the BATS main stage as a company guest in 2017, her love of improv began 20 years ago when she was asked to join the improv group, Throw Us A Line in Victoria, Canada. This weekly fast-paced show led to a thriving career in improv and comedy, including performing with Canada’s award-winning group, Sin City.

In addition to being a member BATS Improv performing company, Karen performs regularly with San Francisco groups RagTag Improv and The Iron Stage: Improvised Game of Thrones. She has trained at BATS Improv, UCB and Second City. Karen is also an improv coach and teaches acting at the Bay Area Acting Studio.

Some of her Film/TV credits include: Gracepoint (FOX), Spooksville (Disney UK/HUB), She Kills Me (APTN), Cedar Cove (Hallmark), August Gone (Lifetime) and Terminal City (Movie Central). Theatre: The 39 Steps (Langham Court), Night Must Fall (New York), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New York), and No Sex Please, We’re British! (New York). 

Karen is represented by NYLO Talent Agency and Christy English Management.