Artistic Director

DSC_2202editKeara Barnes

Keara Barnes is an award-winning actor, writer and producer from Vancouver, B.C. She holds a BFA in Theatre from The University of Victoria and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Keara has performed in 20+ theatrical productions both locally and internationally and is the creator/performer behind two acclaimed one woman shows (Almost a Stepmom & TravelTheatrics) which have toured across Western Canada. You can catch Keara in two upcoming feature films (Dead to me and Stakeout) as well as in her three short films that she wrote and produced (A Midwinter Nightmare, Livefeed, Labour Day). Keara has also voiced numerous characters on over a dozen voice over projects, including three recent podcasts, two upcoming video games and her first audiobook.

Keara is also a published writer, with her recent articles appearing in Understorey Magazine and Intermission Magazine, and she is mid-way through writing her first novel. In addition to being the Artistic Director of Standing Room Only Theatre, Keara is the Director of Sponsorship & Development at the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival. She is an avid explorer in her free time, having travelled to 34 countries and she never says no to coffee. Follow her news and adventures on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter at @kearalbarnes or on her website