George Younts

Originally from Illinois, George has toured nationally and worked with theatres around the USA and Charleston as a director, designer, producer and performer.  

His Charleston performance credits includes work with Theatre 99, Sprouts Children's Theatre, Holy City Shakespeare, Piccolo Spoleto, Threshold Rep, The Shakespeare Project, Village Playhouse, Footlight Players, What If? Productions and Charlestonstage.  Besides the annual Christmas Carol Tour he has also toured a one man poetry show, A Box of Rhymes, to South Carolina Lowcountry schools.

Other organizations he has done theatre work for include:  Indianhead Camp, TheatreworksUSA,
First Stage Milwaukee, Wilton Playhouse, Appel Farms Arts Camp, Athens Boys & Girls Club, ComedySportz, Mt. Washington Hotel & Resort, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playmakers Improv, Athens Creative Theatre, South Carolina Department of Corrections and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. In his formative years he was an aspiring amateur magician and involved in Boy Scouts and high school theatre.

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, he taught at the BAK Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL before joining the Charleston County School of the Arts (CCSOA) in 1999 and is a recipient of the South Carolina Theatre Association’s Outstanding Theatre Educator Award for his teaching and outreach programs.

In addition, he directs The Fighting Gnomes- CCSOA's HS Improv Troupe and coordinates with Theater 99 the annual South Carolina High School Improv Tournament.  He also teaches technical theatre and conducts improv theatre workshop in SC schools and at state/regional conferences. His professional affiliations have included- Actors' Equity, Southeastern Theatre Conference, National Education Association and the National Endowment for the Arts.