Polly Garcia is an actor, stage director, outreach practitioner, and educator/teaching artist from Atlanta, Georgia and Caracas Venezuela. She received a B.F.A. in Theater Arts with a focus on acting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Theater Arts with a focus on directing and Community Engagement from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She has also studied with SITI Company through acceptance into the International Summer program at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Polly's passion is acting and has acted for stage and independent film. She also loves bringing theater to all audiences as a teaching artist. She is a theater teaching artist for the Alliance Theater and the Dance 411 Foundation in Atlanta, GA. She is also a core member of Out Of Hand theater in Atlanta.
As an outreach practitioner she teaches theater, collaborates to create and perform in ensemble based theater and is dedicated to reaching out for new collaborations to promote theater as a way to bridge cultures and address social issues. Polly has engaged diverse cultures through theater, movement theater, playmaking and ensemble building skills in English and Spanish in various communities in Kentucky and Georgia. Some outreach projects include: Teen Teatro, a bilingual AIDS education theater group for teens in Atlanta through AIDAtlanta; Teatro Nuestro, a bilingual theater company for public play performances for migrant/immigrant farmworkers in Kentucky; And, Life Without Walls, a theater and play development workshop for public play performance by the homeless of Atlanta, Georgia.