Kari Hall

ARTFORMS: Drama , Performing Arts



Born and raised in a small town just outside of Edinburgh, Kari has always had a burning passion for the performing arts. For her, this was a safe place where she always felt free and was able to excel.

After studying her HND in Acting and Performance at New College Lanarkshire in 2019, Kari gained her place at The Bridge Theatre Training Company.

In her time away from her studies, she has worked in a full time role at the Scottish government, as well as with the Citizens Theatre Young Co on the show 'Adrift' where she took on the main role of 'Cammy'. Kari particularly enjoyed working on this piece due to the themes of mental health and her advocacy on the subject.

Kari also has an interest in playwriting, and to pursue this she became part of the Traverse Theatre's 'Young Writers'.

After completion of her studies, Kari hopes to have strong foundations and relationships within both Scottish and London theatre. She dreams of one day working with theatre companies such as Frantic Assembly alongside writing and producing her own work, which she hopes to take to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

How the Award Helped

Kari received a Dewar Arts Award to support her studies at The Bridge Theatre Training Company in London.

“The Dewar Award has allowed me to pursue my dreams of going to drama school. Without this award, this would have remained a dream, thank you so much for making this my reality.”