Stage At Zach Theatre To Be Named After Karen Kuykendall

June 2, 2014

Posted in: News

The state-of-the-art Karen Kuykendall Stage at ZACH’s new Topfer Theatre will allow ZACH’s talented actors, designers and other artists to showcase their capabilities in a new light – literally. Click here to read more on

The stage itself, at 3.5 times larger than what is currently available at ZACH, will be the showstopper, so it’s only fitting that it be named for such an extraordinary Austin talent.

Karen Kuykendall was Austin’s most beloved actress and a community treasure who shined brightly on ZACH’s stage for more than five decades, appearing in our company’s first-ever musical, The Boy Friend, in 1958.

Her stellar performances in such hits as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Full Gallop, House Arrest and Angels in America, made her a local legend resulting in being named Best Diva in The Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” and being inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame.

Learn more about Karen and her numerous accomplishments.

Please feel free to contact Jess Valle, Development Associate, for more information on how you can help build the Karen Kuykendall Stage: (512) 476-0594, ext. 234 or by email at

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