"Shamus Hunter McCarty...is beyond anything"
-Toby Zinman, Philadelphia Inquirer
Shamus is a Queer creator and dog dad.
Recent credits: Shakespeare in Clark Park (Two Gentlemen of Verona the musical), Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis (J.C. Pankratz’s Little Kingdom), Boston Playwright’s Theatre (Jay Eddy’s Alligator-A-Phobia in 3D! and Pankratz’s Eat Your Young), PlayPenn (Kevin Esmond’s Vintage Illustrations of the Devil), Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival (Eddy’s Big Red Button) and the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. His original musical, Close Your Legs, Honey, co-created with Hannah Parke, premiered at PHIT Comedy and was subsequently produced by Bootless Stageworks. He earned his MFA in Directing at Boston University. For BU Shamus directed Once the Musical, Murder Ballad, Machinal, Shakespeare’s R & J, Grounded and Assistance.
Other credits include Matilda for Limelight Performing Arts Center, Assistant Director for Treasure Island at the Arden Theater under Broadway Alumni Doug Hara, Associate Director of the rolling world premiere of Make Way for Ducklings at Boston’s Wheelock Family Theatre under Emily Tilson-Ranii, directing 5+ new plays with Temple University and Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ New Voices Festival; The Murder & Booze Cabaret by Brandon Monokian and Katie Frazer for LoveDrunkLife in the Philly Fringe and many others!
A member of Actor’s Equity Association, Shamus has performed throughout the northeast including multiple collaborations with Die-Cast and the Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Eagle Theater, Yale’s Indigenous Performing Arts Program, EgoPo, Pendragon, Commonwealth Classic Theatre and Shakespeare in Clark Park.
Shamus is living that big city life currently but has housing in NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, New Haven and Lancaster, PA.