Karina Pal-Montaño is an actor and interdisciplinary artist out of Houston, Texas. Her original short story, ”A Story from my Lolo” is currently showing at the McNay Museum in San Antonio as part of a group exhibit from the Filipinx Artists of Houston and the 2021 Texas Biennial. The self narrated and illustrated film is a retelling of one her grandfather’s many stories, filtered through her own memories and immigrant experiences in the South.
Other productions now in post, include collaborations with fellow Filipinx Artists of Houston members Matthew Curran and Cybil Saenz. Karina voices the role of Ate Dalisay in Curran’s supernatural podcast Project Gnosis and portrays a modern Filipino mom in Cybil Saenz’s short film “Urban Trade.”
In addition to film, Karina is a 20 year veteran of the stage and known for her work with The Catastrophic Theatre. In 2020, she wrote and performed in The Choosy Maiden, her adaptation of a Philippine myth and presented it as part of Catastrophic’s “Drama Squad.” Her next project with the ensemble is set for early 2022.