Writing, Producing & Programming
KARISSA KARY is an avid writer and experienced producer, director, and program manager whose travels and work have taken her to the Missouri Ozarks, Europe, Asia, South America and often find her in New Orleans. Her writing has been anthologized in "Love, Bourbon Street", "Louisiana in Words", "Life in the Wake", "New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost" and has also appeared in "Art Voices" magazine among others.
She is the co-founder and management consultant for Greenlight Operations, focused on artists and businesses emphasizing social responsibility. Ms. Kary has produced many large scale events; immersion language camps, gala events, and numerous theatrical productions. Theatre highlights include five previously unpublished one-acts by Tennessee Williams, "Ain't Dat Super!" a large scale theatrical and tailgating extravaganza, and a regularly toured and acclaimed off-Broadway revival of The Kingfish. She is an Associate with the celebrated Tennessee Williams/New Orleans and Saints and Sinners Literary Festivals in New Orleans and co-Founded The Bayou Playhouse which seeks to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Louisiana.
Creative projects include literary scavenger hunts in the New Orleans French Quarter, bluegrass festivals in the Missouri Ozarks and appearances in film and stage productions in China, London, and Argentina. For many years she annually attempted to unite all winged, magical, and mythical creatures as they marched in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe du Faye Fairy Parade.