Kathryn G. McCarty currently teaches drama at Orinda Academy and Contra Costa College. She taught for 6 years at College Park High School. She has also taught at Kids n Dance studios and for the cities of Orinda, Walnut Creek, and Concord. Sharing her passion for theatre with others eager to learn the art is very much a part of Kathryn’s life.
As Artistic Director and Founder of Galatean Players Ensemble Theatre, Kathryn has received critical acclaim for her work as director of “Falsettos” and “Making Mary,” for which she won Shellie Awards for Best Director, and Best Musical Production. She is also a recipient of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Arts Recognition Award (2011), and has been nominated for an Arty Award for direction.
Before settling in the Bay Area in 1990, Kathryn worked at the prestigious McCarter Theatre at Princeton University as well as the Chicago Company of “Forbidden Broadway” and for the company of “Marry Me A Little,” directed by Mick Leavitt. She has also toured Europe extensively over a two-year period as Production Stage Manager for the Broadway Musical Company’s “West Side Story.” Kathryn has appeared in numerous theatrical works, as well as both film and commercial work.
As a playwright and proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America, Kathryn has seen her works produced at theatres throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Chicago. In June, 2015, her play “The Ladies Quintet” was performed in New York City. In August 2008, Kathryn’s book Defining Form & Other Plays was published. For additional information, visit kgmccarty.com.