Kara Hankard


I am an actress, improvisor, and grad student at Mary Baldwin University. I am studying to earn my MLITT in Shakespeare & Performance, focusing on directing and education.

I would love to help you prepare sides for class scenes, auditions, or self tapes. I will read as many times as you need and will give you feedback if you want it. I am well versed in improv, sketch comedy, and both classical and modern theater so I am happy to help you in those areas if you'd like!

Before this, I worked as an actress in New York City for 12 years. I received a BA in Acting from Pace University and studied Sketch Writing and Improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade. I have experience performing in plays, films, web-series, and even hosting a youtube show!

Look forward to seeing you,


Kara Hankard is an actress, improvisor, and collaborator. She is currently acting in "Almost Happy" which will perform at the Kraine Theater July 23rd through August 1rst. She studies improvisation at IN Studios. Kara has experience performing in plays, films, webseries, and even hosting a youtube show! She has a sense of humor like Allison Hannigan, the edge of Kate Winslet and the straightforwardness of Maggie Gyllenhaal. She received a BA in Acting from Pace University . For more information about Kara, visit her website at www.karahankard.com


12 Reader Reviews

" First time reading with Kara...but certainly not the last. Kara was very responsive to my requests, and is a great scene partner. "
" Great reader! "
" Awsome reader! "
" Really nice working with her! It was my first time with her and had a quick turn around. "
" Kara was wonderful! "
" Great reader! "
" Kara jumped in quickly, really understood the tone a style of the scene and had some great suggestions. Thanks Kara! "
" Kara was wonderful and so patient. She was a joy to work with! "
" Kara was fantastic! So helpful and receptive to assisting me as I needed her to in order to facilitate the self tape. Her feedback and support was terrific! "
" Kara is so helpful and patient!! Will definitely use again! "
" Kara was great!!! I had the best time working on my scene with her!! "
" FABULOUS! FABULOUS! FABULOUS! Kara is a talented and well-trained actress. She get's to the core of the script quickly and makes the self-tape process a breeze. My new fav!! Will book again for sure! :) "

Credits Include

2014 [IMDB]
Catch of the Day
2013 [IMDB]
Green Eyes