• What I Do

    I specialize in immersive entertainment, both as an actor and behind the scenes.

    Photo by Forest Casey for Drunken Devil


    Using acting and improvisation techniques to bring stories to life

    • I have acted in productions with a variety of notable immersive theatre companies, including The Speakeasy SocietyThe Experiences, Drunken Devil, Shine On Collective, Pseudonym Productions, and Screenshot Productions.
    • Integrating emerging technology with performance is my latest passion; I have been involved in several immersive virtual reality projects, including being part of the live actor cast in Tender Claws' The Under Presents.
    • Through my work in experiential marketing activations, I have brought to life the worlds of various IPs including ​The Last Of Us, Westworld, The Peripheral, Fairfax, Panic, Hunters, High School, Harley QuinnAlita: Battle Angel, Ready Player OneCastle Rock, and The Handmaid's Tale.
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    Managing immersive projects independently and with companies

    • As managing director of #metaforyou, I am part of a team that creates interactive brand experiences, such as the premiere of the Prime Video show Hunters, which transformed a street in LA into 1970's New York with a cast of 40 immersive actors. Other clients include HBO, TikTok, Spotify, FX, Hulu, New Balance, Nickelodeon, Hotel Indigo, and Uncle Nearest Whiskey.
    • With Gotham Immersive Laboratories, creators of bespoke immersive puzzle adventures for clients such as Google, Facebook, and Spotify, I host and run in-person and virtual experiences, as well as contributing to the writing and development of game content.
    • I co-created and produced Snow Fridge, a critically-acclaimed, award-nominated immersive show for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and Best Night Ever for the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
    • With my collaborators at Ladybug & Leviathan, I created and produced The Place You Once Forgot, an intimate one-on-one immersive experience for the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe festival, and then adapted it to a virtual format in 2020-2022.   
    • As a production manager of Whisperlodge, I oversee operations for all Los Angeles productions of the immersive ASMR spa.
  • Reviews

    Nice things the press has said about some of the projects I've worked on.

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    Snow Fridge

    DR3AMLOGiKK (co-created by me), Hollywood Fringe Festival, 2018

    • Stage Raw: "Dr3amlogikk is part of a wave of emerging immersive theater artists whose experiments with physical intimacy and the extreme subjectivity of “one-on-one” participatory performance is quickly becoming a hallmark of L.A.’s immersive avant-garde." (Also listed on Stage Raw's Top Ten!)
    • Immersed: "It isn’t just that Karlie Blair and Keight Leighn have taken the time to understand each audience member, and they have; it’s that they’ve created a safe space for someone to understand themselves." 
    • No Proscenium: "It’s one of those shows that you cannot really describe in a way that fully captures what it is." 
    • HorrorBuzz: "Let’s just make this short and sweet: Go see Snow Fridge. It’s fantastic."
    • Media Geeks: "Snow Fridge is at once a chaotic display of emotion, and a quiet confirmation of love in this vast universe." 
    • Immersed: "The show is relentlessly, unstoppably optimistic, and just like Karlie’s small talk at the beginning of the night, casts a cheery, wide-eyed perspective on some truly enormous topics." 
    • Nightmarish Conjurings: "Snow Fridge is a silly, fun, and introspective offering at this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival that you won’t want to miss." (See their other review of Snow Fridge's remount here!)
    • My Haunt Life: "It was a playful dream, filled with whimsy and bizarre connections of thought to action to words." 
    Photo by Annie McGrath for The Place You Once Forgot

    The Place You Once Forgot

    Ladybug & Leviathan (co-created by me), Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2019, virtual - 2020-2022

    • No Proscenium: "I take a deep breath. And I smile. I can’t remember what I’d been worrying about previously and I can’t remember why I’ve been stressed. Which I suppose is precisely the point of The Place You Once Forgot. I needed to take the time to remember the other things in life."
    Photo by Larry Duncan for Echoes in the Dark

    Echoes in the Dark

    Shine On Collective, 2018

    • Haunting: "Blair’s performance as Victor’s equally brilliant lover... is  the lynchpin that drives the success of the narrative." 
    • HorrorBuzz: "Blair is incredible in every immersive show I’ve seen her in thus far and that is is no different here." 
    • Nightmarish Conjurings: "I’m not sure if either of this could have been accomplished without the deft acting handiwork of Blair... To have the ability to take audiences through such an emotional whirlwind in the span of a half-hour is nothing short of amazing." 
    Photo by Annie Lesser for Safehouse '77

    Safehouse '77

    Spy Brunch, 2017-2018

    • HorrorBuzz: "Kudos especially to Karlie Blair for thinking so quick on her feet, as she was the shining star of the show for the duration of the game of “Never Have I Ever” we all played. Hell, pretty much every thing out of her mouth during the show had us rolling. Her comedic timing was amazing and spot-on." 
    • Immersed: "Karlie Blair... carries a delightfully open crassness about her slender, almost angelic frame. Blair, with her ability to subtly tout Connie’s sense of self-importance throughout her engaging demeanor, is extremely well chosen as both guest’s initial contact point and as the common thread of casual decadence that serves as a reminder that this is still a party, after all." 
    • Nightmarish Conjurings: "I spent a lot of time with Connie (played by Karlie Blair) who was a firecracker with her stories, especially during the game “Never Have I Ever” and her insistence on trying everything and anything under the sun."
    • No Proscenium: "With talent of this caliber drawing the audience in, it was impossible to stay on the sidelines." 
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    Give Up The Ghost

    Spectacular Disaster Factory, 2019

    • Immersed: "Karlie Blair is exceptional in a challenging scene which asks if it is acceptable to torture one for the benefit of millions."
  • Interviews

    Podcasts & articles.

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    No Proscenium Podcast

    The voice of everything immersive.

    Listen to my chat with host Noah Nelson about my work as an immersive artist and creating my first show, Snow Fridge.

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    Voyage LA

    LA's most inspiring stories.

    Read my interview with this local Los Angeles publication, in which I share my journey, the struggles and successes that led me to my current career.

  • Headshot, Reel, Resume

    Actor basics.

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    My Headshot

    Photo by Molly Hawkey

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    My Reel

    A little sample of my on-camera acting.

    My Resume

    My Acting Resume

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    If you'd like to view my business resume, which details all of my non-acting-related experience, please send me an email in the contact section below!

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