Teacher Feature: Blake McCarty

Meet Blake McCarty, one of JT’s newest Teaching Artists. He’ll be teaching Acting III: Site-Specific Theatre in the Winter, so check it out! He is a performance and multimedia artist and educator whose experience ranges from children’s television development with the Fred Rogers Foundation to teacher education in Northern Uganda with Invisible Children. Most recently, he created and produced Play/Date (now running in New York City), which features new works by 17 renowned writers and was hailed as “broadening the definition of theater” by The New York Times. Currently, Blake is working on a new immersive project for high school students commissioned by New York University. In San Diego, Blake is a Teaching Artist for The La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Junior Theatre, and the San Diego Film Foundation. He holds a BFA in Film Production and an MA in Educational Theatre, both from New York University. Blake, welcome to the JT family!