Cara Blouin

Cara Blouin is the Art Pastor at the the Art Church of West Philadelphia. She is also a freelance director and new-play dramaturg whose original plays Pink Punch and Sorry, Broken Piano premiered this year. She is best known in Philadelphia for producing Dan Rottenberg Is Thinking about Raping You and The Republican Theater Festival. Other Philadelphia credits include Josh Hitchens’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Curio Theatre Company) and the world premiere of Joy Cutler’s Pardon My Invasion. She also directed Afterlife and Glossolalia, both finalists in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Theater Festival (NYC). Cara is the facilitator of the Souls of Black Folk series for new plays at the Painted Bride Art Center, and has served as a teaching artist at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia. She was the founder of the New York-based Stone Soup Theater Arts, and the Universal Culture School in Hunan, China, which teaches English to Chinese teenagers using an arts curriculum.