September 20, 1962 – October 10, 2020
We dedicate our productions of BIP 2021 to the memory of Bill Karp. Bill worked at SAA and SPA as a carpenter and set builder for nine years. Bill was a kind and gentle soul who truly loved his job and enjoyed working with the A.I.M. students who were fortunate enough to learn set building and carpentry skills from him. He was very proud of his carpentry work and even prouder of our students whom he enjoyed watching on stage. His face would light up when he would see their performances. The studio was his second home and often he would bring in vegetables from his garden and share them with the staff. He was very proud of his vegetables. Bill will be forever cherished as a part of our SAA and SPA family. He is deeply missed by our staff, students, and families.
– Teresa Khan