Martin Blanco (executive producer, director, writer, performer)
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission member Martin Blanco produces and directs the The Flagpole Radio Café. Mr. Blanco has been a full-time stay-at-home parent for almost a decade. Prior to parenthood, he worked as an arts administrator, stage director, teacher and dramaturg for cultural institutions such as the Huntington Theater Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theater Center, Management Consultants for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Boston University and American University. His current freelance project has been producing and directing a delightful comedy called Irish Authors Held Hostage, which has enjoyed successful runs in Washington, DC and the Fringe Festival in New York. Mr. Blanco is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.