Karmo Sanders holds a masters degree in creative writing from Boston University specializing in playwrighting. Her full-length comedy, Humpin' Glory Bay, had a full production at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre and was a finalist in the McLaren Comedy Playwrighting Festival Competition. She co-wrote and was solo actress in a short film Face It by Sharyn Paul Brusie. The film was shown at the Vancouver and Sarasota Film Festivals.
Sanders has been writing musical theater since the early 1990s when she co-wrote book, lyrics, and performed, with her collaborators Steve Underwood and Jerry Sanders, in the musical Radical Radio, which opened at the 91st Street Theatre in New York City in 1995. Radical Radio toured the eastern seaboard for five years. In early 2000, the team of Sanders and Sanders began writing the full-length musica, Gold Rush Girls. After five Equity readings at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and a two-week table workshop at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Massachusetts, the musical opened, in July 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, at Cyrano's Theatre. Gold Rush Girls sold out every night for the full six week run.
Sanders is an actress, playwright, librettist, and lyricist who makes ends meet by acting in films, working as a dramaturg, and writing and performing comedy. She has been published in the Dramatists Guild Magazine and Resource Directory as well as in the Boston Theatre Marathon Anthology of Ten Minute Plays.