The Brightest Lights on Broadway: Kara Young

by Natasha Wolff | January 18, 2022 4:37 pm

This Harlem-based actress will likely turn out to be one of the MVPs of this year’s theater season. She more than held her own opposite more seasoned performers Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones in Second Stage Theater[1]’s recently-closed production of Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage. Young played the whip-smart Tish, who, like her colleagues at the restaurant of the title, is just looking to put her incarcerated past behind her and maybe develop the perfect sandwich. What does Young love about theater? “Collective communal vibrations and experience,” she says. “The give and take, what is told and what is received, and how we are changed after these moments.”

Kara Young in "Clydes"

Kara Young in “Clydes”

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