Kari Hayter is a professional director based in Southern California. Most recently she was nominated for the 28th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Best Direction of a Musical for both Parade for Chance Theatre and Urinetown, The Musical for Coeurage Theatre Company. She was also nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for theatrical excellence in 2016 for Direction of Urinetown the Musical. Kari is an Associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Theatre Communications Group, California Educational Theatre Association, and the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. Most recently she directed Los Angeles Critic's Choice and Ovation Nominated Parade and assistant directed Once at South Coast Repertory. Current projects: Violet at Chance Theatre in Anaheim, CA and The Spitfire Grill at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA.