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"Under the sharp direction of  Saundra McClain,  a Broadway-caliber cast gifts us with a  delightful journey...


Actor, Author, Director, Artist


Santa Monica Mirror



Over 40 years as a performing arts specialist, Ms. McClain has worked in all aspects of the theatre discipline, both as an actor and director, performing in numerous shows on and off Broadway, films, and several guest-starring & recurring roles on TV. As an actor and director, she has been nominated for several Ovation and NAACP Theatre Awards, in 2019 the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play. Yet she still finds time to develop two new musicals as well as a children's book and film series, "Peepo & the Magic Talisman."  She has taught/guest-directed at  Queens College, California Lutheran University, AMDA, AADA, Pomona College & California State University- Fullerton, and holds an MFA in Directing. Saundra most recently directed Spring Awakening, Cabaret. andThe Play That Goes Wrong . and performed in The Tempest at Antaeus Theatre Company. Her soon to be released films are Boy Makes Girl, Aftershock  and Starstruck. She is collaborating with Clinton Turner Davis on  book, Career Paths of African American Directors: Pushing Boundaries for Routledge Publishing.

Proud Member of SDC, SAG-AFTRA, & AEA

"The direction by Saundra McClain is as 
subtle as a
surgeon's scalpel..." 

Sean McMullen, theatre critic 



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The Importance of Being Earnest


This Summer 2024, Saundra McClain will portray the most iconic figure of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, the formidable Lady Bracknell who is obsessed with tradition and propriety.

SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE's production runs July 14th through September 7th.

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