written and performed by Eliza Bent
directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
Originally a New Georges Supported Production, now a  full-fledged co-pro. We’re so happy to be part of this groovy team, returning KAREN, I SAID to the.. to the  ZOOM!


“[A] wicked 45-minute satire on wokeness… KAREN, I SAID reaches way past the easy tropes of Karenism and even the easy explanations of it.”  — Jesse Green, The New York Times

“Eliza Bent is the love-grandchild of Lily Tomlin, Pee Wee Herman and Mr. Peanut.” — David Cote


October Surprise Edition
a three part 45-minute Zoom theatrical

written and performed by Eliza Bent
directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
design by Lee Friend Roberts
produced by Sarah McLellan

presented by bentertainment & New Georges
in association with All For One Theater

KAREN, I SAID is a three-part, 45-minute long Zoom theatrical.
KAREN, I SAID begins as an Instagram story about a white lady’s friend named Karen.
KAREN, I SAID shows what happens when one white lady tries to out-woke another.

**All performances in Eastern Standard Time!**

Wednesday, October 28, 6:00pm EST
Thursday, October 29, 6:00pm EST
Friday October 30, 6:00pm EST
Saturday, October 31, 12:00pm EST
Monday, November 2, 6:00pm EST

A portion of box office proceeds from KAREN, I SAID will be donated to Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago.